[USN-1790-1] Libav vulnerabilities

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2013-04-08T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1790-1 April 04, 2013

libav vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Libav could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description: - libav: Multimedia player, server, encoder and transcoder


It was discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed media files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted media file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.10: libavcodec53 6:0.8.6-0ubuntu0.12.10.1 libavformat53 6:0.8.6-0ubuntu0.12.10.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: libavcodec53 4:0.8.6-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 libavformat53 4:0.8.6-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1790-1 CVE-2013-0894, CVE-2013-2277, CVE-2013-2495, CVE-2013-2496

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libav/6:0.8.6-0ubuntu0.12.10.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libav/4:0.8.6-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

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