USN-1015-1: libvpx vulnerability

10 November 2010

libvpx vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 10.10


libvpx applications could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • libvpx - VP8 video codec


Christoph Diehl discovered that libvpx did not properly perform bounds checking. If an application using libvpx opened a specially crafted WebM file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute code as the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10
libvpx0 - 0.9.2-1ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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