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USN-3967-1: FFmpeg vulnerabilities

6 May 2019

FFmpeg could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Releases

Packages

  • ffmpeg - Tools for transcoding, streaming and playing of multimedia files

Details

It was discovered that FFmpeg contained multiple security issues when handling
certain multimedia files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted
multimedia file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application
crash.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-4431-1: libavfilter-ffmpeg5, libavfilter-extra7, libavcodec58, libavcodec-extra57, libpostproc55, libavcodec57, libswscale-dev, libavdevice58, libavformat-ffmpeg56, libavcodec-extra58, libpostproc54, libswresample-dev, libavcodec-extra, ffmpeg-doc, libavcodec-dev, libavresample3, libavfilter-extra6, libavfilter-dev, libavutil55, libswresample-ffmpeg1, libavdevice57, libav-tools, libavcodec-ffmpeg-extra56, libswscale4, libavresample-dev, libavfilter6, libavutil-dev, libswresample2, libavformat-dev, libpostproc-ffmpeg53, libswscale-ffmpeg3, libavutil-ffmpeg54, libavfilter7, libavresample-ffmpeg2, libavfilter-extra, libswresample3, libavdevice-ffmpeg56, libavresample4, libavcodec-ffmpeg56, libavdevice-dev, libavformat58, libswscale5, libavformat57, libavutil56, libpostproc-dev, ffmpeg