Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : libraw vulnerabilities (USN-3838-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 119459


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that LibRaw incorrectly handled photo files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted photo file, a remote attacker could cause applications linked against LibRaw to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libraw15, libraw16 and / or libraw9 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119459

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3838-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/06

Updated: 2019/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libraw15, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libraw16, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libraw9, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5807, CVE-2018-5810, CVE-2018-5811, CVE-2018-5812, CVE-2018-5813, CVE-2018-5815, CVE-2018-5816

USN: 3838-1