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USN-5119-1: libcaca vulnerabilities

21 October 2021

libcaca could be made to crash if it received a specially crafted image.

Releases

Packages

  • libcaca - text mode graphics utilities

Details

It was discovered that libcaca incorrectly handled certain images. An attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause a crash. (CVE-2021-30498, CVE-2021-30499)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.10
Ubuntu 21.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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