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USN-5144-1: OpenEXR vulnerability

11 November 2021

OpenEXR could be made to crash or execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted EXR file.



  • openexr - tools for the OpenEXR image format


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

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.