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USN-4996-2: OpenEXR vulnerabilities

22 June 2021

Several security issues were fixed in OpenEXR.



  • openexr - tools for the OpenEXR image format


USN-4996-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in OpenEXR. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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 16.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-4996-1: libopenexr22, openexr, libopenexr-dev, openexr-doc
  • USN-4996-3: openexr-doc, openexr, libopenexr-dev, libopenexr24