[USN-6078-2] libwebp vulnerability
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Tue Jul 18 14:11:16 UTC 2023
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6078-2
July 18, 2023
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
libwebp could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.
- libwebp: Lossy compression of digital photographic images.
USN-6078-1 fixed a vulnerability in libwebp. This update
provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
Original advisory 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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