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Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2016 20:49:13 +0000
From: Charlemagne Lasse <>
Cc:,,,,, Gábor Horváth <>, 
	Anders Brander <>,,
Subject: Re: Missing fixes for CVEs in upstream dcraw

Thanks for the answer.

It is a rather odd decision to ignore an existing fix for
CVE-2013-1438. This also means that dcraw cannot be used when any
untrusted person has access (or he can DoS a service).

Rene Rebe, is it possible to disable dcraw support in the
perl/php/python bindings of exactimage to work around this problem on

2016-03-05 2:34 GMT+00:00  <>:
> Hi Guys,
>      CVE-2015-3885 was fixed in v9.26 and CVE-2015-8366 will
> be fixed in v9.27.  Overrunning an automatic array is how most
> hijacks happen, and overrunning a malloc'd buffer is probably
> not good either.
>      CVE-2013-1438 seems designed to prevent dcraw from entering
> an infinite or very time-consuming loop.  I'm not interested in
> this because there are infinitely many ways to create a loop in
> a TIFF file, and solving the Halting Problem is beyond the scope
> of dcraw.
>                                 Dave Coffin  3/4/2016
> On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 02:28:18PM +0000, Charlemagne Lasse wrote:
>> Hi,
>> it looks like there are a number of CVE against dcraw. All of them were
>> fixed in the downstream project libRAW but none of them were fixed by
>> you in the upstream project dcraw. When can we expect that these are
>> fixed in dcraw? The list of CVE's I know about are:
>> CVE-2015-8366
>> CVE-2015-3885
>> CVE-2013-1438
>> Several other downstream projects may still be affected. I've Cc'ed the
>> ones which I know
>> darktable
>> exactimage
>> kodi/xbmc
>> rawstudio
>> rawtherapee
>> ufraw
>> Thanks

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