USN-4568-1: Brotli vulnerability

05 October 2020

Brotli could be made to crash if it received a specially crafted input.

Releases

Packages

  • brotli - lossless compression algorithm and format (command line utility)

Details

It was discovered that Brotli incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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

References