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Critical WebP Vulnerability: CVE-2023-5129

by | Oct 6, 2023 | Cybersecurity, News & Updates

The Threat: CVE-2023-5129

CVE-2023-5129 is a severe zero-day vulnerability found in the widely used WebP image library. This vulnerability has been assigned a base score of 10.0, indicating its extreme severity. It affects not only major web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge but also numerous other applications used in your daily operations, including:

  1. 1Password
  2. balenaEtcher
  3. Basecamp 3
  4. Beaker (web browser)
  5. Bitwarden
  6. CrashPlan
  7. Cryptocat (discontinued)
  8. Discord
  9. Eclipse Theia
  10. FreeTube
  11. GitHub Desktop
  12. GitKraken
  13. Joplin
  14. Keybase
  15. Lbry
  16. Light Table
  17. Logitech Options +
  18. LosslessCut
  19. Mattermost
  20. Microsoft Teams
  21. MongoDB Compass
  22. Mullvad
  23. Notion
  24. Obsidian
  25. QQ (for macOS)
  26. Quasar Framework
  27. Shift
  28. Signal
  29. Skype
  30. Slack
  31. Symphony Chat
  32. Tabby
  33. Termius
  34. TIDAL
  35. Twitch
  36. Visual Studio Code
  37. WebTorrent
  38. Wire
  39. Yammer

Additionally, any software that utilises the WebP codec is potentially vulnerable, including your operating systems and SaaS applications not listed here.


The problem affects not just one program but potentially any SaaS platform or software that uses the WebP format for imaging could be at risk.

What is a SaaS Provider? A Software as a Service (SaaS) provider offers a wide range of software applications over the internet, usually on a subscription basis. These cloud-based applications cover various categories, including:

Productivity Suites, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Project and Task Management, Collaboration and Communication, Financial Management, Human Resources (HR) and Payroll, Video Conferencing and Webinars, File Storage, Marketing, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to name a few but is not limited to the above list.

If you use any SaaS services falling under these categories, it’s crucial to assess whether they have addressed CVE-2023-5129 to ensure the security of your data and systems.

Should you require assistance in addressing CVE-2023-5129 with any Programs or  SaaS providers in these categories, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to support and ensure the security of your digital assets.

Ongoing Updates: Many apps and developers are still assessing whether they are affected by this vulnerability. As more information becomes available, we will keep you informed and provide guidance on how to protect your digital assets. Stay vigilant, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Our Solution: Your Cybersecurity Partner at Tech Troubleshooters, we are committed to keeping your organization safe from evolving cyber threats. We offer comprehensive cybersecurity services, including assessments and patch management.

How We Can Help:

  1. Assessment: Our experienced team will conduct a thorough assessment of your systems to help identify potential  vulnerable.
  2. Patch Management: We will ensure that all critical patches, including those for CVE-2023-5129, are applied promptly to mitigate the risk.
  3. SaaS Assessment: We can assist in assessing the security posture of your SaaS providers to ensure they are addressing this vulnerability.

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Take Action Now: Your business’s security is our top priority. We urge you to take immediate action to protect your organization from CVE-2023-5129. Contact us today to schedule and start patching of your systems today.

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