[USN-6369-1] libwebp vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6369-1
September 14, 2023
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 23.04
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
libwebp could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially
- libwebp: Lossy compression of digital photographic images
It was discovered that libwebp incorrectly handled certain malformed
images. 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 22.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
A libwebp security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS, 22.04 LTS, and 23.04.