[USN-6403-1] libvpx vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Oct 2 18:31:11 UTC 2023

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6403-1
October 02, 2023

libvpx vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 23.04
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in libvpx.

Software Description:
- libvpx: VP8 and VP9 video codec


It was discovered that libvpx did not properly handle certain malformed
media files. If an application using libvpx opened a specially crafted
file, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 23.04:
   libvpx7                         1.12.0-1ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
   libvpx7                         1.11.0-2ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
   libvpx6                         1.8.2-1ubuntu0.2

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

   CVE-2023-44488, CVE-2023-5217

Package Information:

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