USN-4971-1: libwebp vulnerabilities

01 June 2021

libwebp could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • libwebp - Lossy compression of digital photographic images.

Details

It was discovered that libwebp incorrectly handled certain malformed
images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially
crafted image file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause libwebp
to crash, resulting in 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 21.04
Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-4971-2: libwebp, libwebp5, libwebpdemux1, libwebpmux1, webp, libwebp-dev