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USN-4996-2: OpenEXR vulnerabilities

22 June 2021

Several security issues were fixed in OpenEXR.

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Releases

Packages

  • openexr - tools for the OpenEXR image format

Details

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.

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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: openexr, openexr-doc, libopenexr22, libopenexr-dev
  • USN-5620-1: openexr-doc, libopenexr24, libopenexr25, libopenexr-dev, openexr