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USN-5005-1: DjVuLibre vulnerability

5 July 2021

DjVuLibre could be made to crash or execute arbitrary code if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Releases

Packages

  • djvulibre - DjVu image format library and tools

Details

It was discovered that DjVuLibre incorrectly handled certain djvu files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code or
cause a crash.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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

References