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Ubuntu alert USN-1706-1 (ffmpeg)

From:  Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject:  [USN-1706-1] FFmpeg vulnerabilities
Date:  Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:29:24 -0500
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========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1706-1 January 28, 2013 ffmpeg vulnerabilities ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Summary: FFmpeg could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file. Software Description: - ffmpeg: multimedia player, server and encoder Details: It was discovered that FFmpeg 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 program. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: libavcodec52 4:0.5.9-0ubuntu0.10.04.3 libavformat52 4:0.5.9-0ubuntu0.10.04.3 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes. References: CVE-2012-2783, CVE-2012-2803 Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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