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USN-5150-1: OpenEXR vulnerability

17 November 2021

OpenEXR could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • openexr - tools for the OpenEXR image format

Details

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

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