USN-1868-1: libxvmc vulnerabilities

5 June 2013

libxvmc vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in libxvmc.

Software Description

  • libxvmc - X11 Video extension library


Ilja van Sprundel discovered multiple security issues in various libraries and components. An attacker could use these issues to cause applications to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04
libxvmc1 - 2:1.0.7-1ubuntu1.13.04.1
Ubuntu 12.10
libxvmc1 - 2:1.0.7-1ubuntu1.12.10.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libxvmc1 - 2:1.0.6-1ubuntu2.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all the necessary changes.