[USN-1706-1] FFmpeg vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Jan 28 14:29:24 UTC 2013

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1706-1
January 28, 2013

ffmpeg vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


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


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

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  libavcodec52                    4:0.5.9-0ubuntu0.10.04.3
  libavformat52                   4:0.5.9-0ubuntu0.10.04.3

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

  CVE-2012-2783, CVE-2012-2803

Package Information:

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