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USN-5637-1: libvpx vulnerability

26 September 2022

libvpx could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.



  • libvpx - VP8 and VP9 video codec


It was discovered that libvpx incorrectly handled certain WebM media
files. A remote attacker could use this issue to crash an application
using libvpx under certain conditions, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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