Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : libkdcraw vulnerabilities (USN-1978-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70253


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that libKDcraw incorrectly handled photo files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted photo file, applications linked against libKDcraw could be made to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2013-1438, CVE-2013-1439).

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 libkdcraw20 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70253

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1978-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/10/01

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkdcraw20, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/09/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1438, CVE-2013-1439

BID: 62057, 62060

USN: 1978-1