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USN-4921-1: libcaca vulnerability

20 April 2021

libcaca could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted image.




It was discovered that libcaca incorrectly handled certain images.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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