Ubuntu 2729-1: libvdpau vulnerabilities

    Date03 Sep 2015
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    libvdpau could be made to run programs as an administrator.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2729-1
    September 03, 2015
    libvdpau vulnerabilities
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 15.04
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    libvdpau could be made to run programs as an administrator.
    Software Description:
    - libvdpau: Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix
    Florian Weimer discovered that libvdpau incorrectly handled certain
    environment variables. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to
    gain privileges.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 15.04:
      libvdpau1                       0.9-1ubuntu0.1
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libvdpau1                       0.7-1ubuntu0.1
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libvdpau1                       0.4.1-3ubuntu1.2
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
      CVE-2015-5198, CVE-2015-5199, CVE-2015-5200
    Package Information:
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