Ubuntu 1675-1: FFmpeg vulnerabilities

    Date19 Dec 2012
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    FFmpeg could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
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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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