USN-4418-1: OpenEXR vulnerabilities

06 July 2020

OpenEXR could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • openexr - tools for the OpenEXR image format

Details

It was discovered that OpenEXR incorrectly handled certain malformed EXR
image files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted EXR image file,
a remote attacker could cause a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 19.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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