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USN-3988-1: MediaInfoLib vulnerabilities

16 May 2019

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

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Details

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

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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-4859-1: libmediainfo-dev, libmediainfo, libmediainfo0, python3-mediainfodll, libmediainfo-doc, libmediainfo0v5, python-mediainfodll