A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
libjpeg-turbo could be made to crash or run programs as your login if
it opened a specially crafted file.
- libjpeg-turbo: library for handling JPEG files
USN-3706-1 fixed a vulnerability in libjpeg-turbo. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that libjpeg-turbo incorrectly handled certain
malformed JPEG images. If a user or automated system were tricked into
opening a specially crafted JPEG image, a remote attacker could cause
libjpeg-turbo to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following