USN-1478-1: Libav vulnerabilities

18 June 2012

libav vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 11.04

Summary

Libav could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • libav - Multimedia player, server, encoder and transcoder

Details

Mateusz Jurczyk and Gynvael Coldwind discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed DV files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted DV 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2011-3929, CVE-2011-3936)

Mateusz Jurczyk and Gynvael Coldwind discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed NSV files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted NSV 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2011-3940)

Mateusz Jurczyk and Gynvael Coldwind discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed Kega Game Video (KGV1) files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted Kega Game Video (KGV1) 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2011-3945)

Mateusz Jurczyk and Gynvael Coldwind discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed MJPEG-B files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted MJPEG-B 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2011-3947)

Mateusz Jurczyk and Gynvael Coldwind discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed DPCM files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted DPCM 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2011-3951)

Mateusz Jurczyk and Gynvael Coldwind discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed KMVC files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted KMVC 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2011-3952)

Jeong Wook Oh discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed ASF files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted ASF 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2011-4031)

It was discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed Westwood SNDx files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted Westwood SNDx 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2012-0848)

Diana Elena Muscalu discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed AAC files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted AAC 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2012-0850)

It was discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed H.264 files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted H.264 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. (CVE-2012-0851)

It was discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed ADPCM files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted ADPCM 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2012-0852)

It was discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed Atrac 3 files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted Atrac 3 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2012-0853)

It was discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed Shorten files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted Shorten 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2012-0858)

It was discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed Vorbis files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted Vorbis 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2012-0859)

Fabian Yamaguchi discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed VQA files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted VQA 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. (CVE-2012-0947)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libavcodec53 - 4:0.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
libavformat53 - 4:0.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
Ubuntu 11.10
libavcodec53 - 4:0.7.6-0ubuntu0.11.10.1
libavformat53 - 4:0.7.6-0ubuntu0.11.10.1
Ubuntu 11.04
libavcodec52 - 4:0.6.6-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
libavformat52 - 4:0.6.6-0ubuntu0.11.04.1

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.

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