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USN-1087-1: libvpx vulnerability

11 March 2011

libvpx DOS bad read

Releases

Packages

  • libvpx - VP8 video codec (development files)

Details

Chris Evans discovered that libvpx did not properly perform bounds
checking. If an application using libvpx opened a specially crafted WebM
file, an attacker could cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
changes.

References