USN-1370-1: libvorbis vulnerability

20 February 2012

libvorbis could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • libvorbis - The Vorbis General Audio Compression Codec


It was discovered that libvorbis did not correctly handle certain malformed
ogg files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted ogg file
with an application that uses libvorbis, an attacker could cause a denial
of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


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