USN-4073-1: libEBML vulnerability

25 July 2019

libEBML could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • libebml - library for the EBML format

Details

It was discovered that libEBML incorrectly handled certain media files. If
a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted media file, libEBML
could possibly be made to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References