Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5150-1

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: