USN-1015-1: libvpx vulnerability
10 November 2010
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.
- 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.