USN-1087-1: libvpx vulnerability
11 March 2011
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.10
libvpx DOS bad read
- libvpx - VP8 video codec (development files)
Chris Evans 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.
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.
This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.