Ubuntu 2244-1: Libav vulnerability

    Date 11 Jun 2014
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Libav could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2244-1
    June 11, 2014
    libav vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 13.10
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    Libav could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
    specially crafted file.
    Software Description:
    - 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
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 13.10:
      libavcodec53                    6:0.8.12-0ubuntu0.13.10.1
      libavformat53                   6:0.8.12-0ubuntu0.13.10.1
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libavcodec53                    4:0.8.12-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
      libavformat53                   4:0.8.12-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
    This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
    fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    Package Information:

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