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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1630-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1630-1
Posted Nov 13, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1630-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-2772, CVE-2012-2775, CVE-2012-2776, CVE-2012-2777, CVE-2012-2779, CVE-2012-2784, CVE-2012-2786, CVE-2012-2787, CVE-2012-2788, CVE-2012-2789, CVE-2012-2790, CVE-2012-2793, CVE-2012-2794, CVE-2012-2796, CVE-2012-2798, CVE-2012-2800, CVE-2012-2801, CVE-2012-2802
MD5 | 780cf95ab76bfedf0e6fa7a1ca242488

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1630-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1630-1
November 12, 2012

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

- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Details:

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 6:0.8.4-0ubuntu0.12.10.1
libavformat53 6:0.8.4-0ubuntu0.12.10.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libavcodec53 4:0.8.4-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
libavformat53 4:0.8.4-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

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-1630-1
CVE-2012-2772, CVE-2012-2775, CVE-2012-2776, CVE-2012-2777,
CVE-2012-2779, CVE-2012-2784, CVE-2012-2786, CVE-2012-2787,
CVE-2012-2788, CVE-2012-2789, CVE-2012-2790, CVE-2012-2793,
CVE-2012-2794, CVE-2012-2796, CVE-2012-2798, CVE-2012-2800,
CVE-2012-2801, CVE-2012-2802

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libav/6:0.8.4-0ubuntu0.12.10.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libav/4:0.8.4-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

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