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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1675-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1675-1
Posted Dec 19, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1675-1 - It was discovered that FFmpeg 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-2012-2777, CVE-2012-2784, CVE-2012-2788, CVE-2012-2801
SHA-256 | e8f3abacc0bbc717eed7e87878961a2412b68e70656f6ecc81e0e4ead8317e9f

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1675-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1675-1
December 19, 2012

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

- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- ffmpeg: multimedia player, server and encoder

Details:

It was discovered that FFmpeg 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 10.04 LTS:
libavcodec52 4:0.5.9-0ubuntu0.10.04.2
libavformat52 4:0.5.9-0ubuntu0.10.04.2

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1675-1
CVE-2012-2777, CVE-2012-2784, CVE-2012-2788, CVE-2012-2801

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ffmpeg/4:0.5.9-0ubuntu0.10.04.2
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