Ubuntu: 1790-1: Libav vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Libav could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened aspecially crafted file.
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

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

  CVE-2013-0894, CVE-2013-2277, CVE-2013-2495, CVE-2013-2496

Package Information: