[USN-5150-1] OpenEXR vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Wed Nov 17 14:52:30 UTC 2021

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5150-1
November 17, 2021

openexr vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM


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

Software Description:
- 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.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  libopenexr22                    2.2.0-11.1ubuntu1.9
  openexr                         2.2.0-11.1ubuntu1.9

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
  libopenexr22                    2.2.0-10ubuntu2.6+esm3
  openexr                         2.2.0-10ubuntu2.6+esm3

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


Package Information:
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