[USN-1674-1] Libav vulnerabilities
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Dec 19 13:47:20 UTC 2012
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1674-1
December 19, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 11.10
Libav could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.
- 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
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
CVE-2012-2772, CVE-2012-2775, CVE-2012-2777, CVE-2012-2779,
CVE-2012-2784, CVE-2012-2786, CVE-2012-2788, CVE-2012-2789,
CVE-2012-2790, CVE-2012-2793, CVE-2012-2794, CVE-2012-2798,
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