USN-1705-1: Libav vulnerabilities
28 January 2013
Libav could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
- 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
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.