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USN-6078-1: libwebp vulnerability

16 May 2023

libwebp could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Releases

Packages

  • libwebp - Lossy compression of digital photographic images.

Details

Irvan Kurniawan discovered that libwebp incorrectly handled certain memory
operations. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted image file, a remote attacker could use this issue to
cause libwebp to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

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References

Related notices

  • USN-6078-2: libwebp5, libwebp, libwebp-dev, webp, libwebpmux1, libwebpdemux1