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Debian: DSA-3355-2: libvdpau regression update

Date 02 Nov 2015
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
The previous update for libvdpau, DSA-3355-1, introduced a regression in the stable distribution (jessie) causing a segmentation fault when the DRI_PRIME environment variable is set. For reference, the original advisory text follows.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3355-2                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                       Alessandro Ghedini
November 02, 2015                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : libvdpau
Debian Bug     : 802625

The previous update for libvdpau, DSA-3355-1, introduced a regression in
the stable distribution (jessie) causing a segmentation fault when the
DRI_PRIME environment variable is set. For reference, the original
advisory text follows.

Florian Weimer of Red Hat Product Security discovered that libvdpau, the
VDPAU wrapper library, did not properly validate environment variables,
allowing local attackers to gain additional privileges.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.8-3+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libvdpau packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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