USN-2729-1: libvdpau vulnerabilities

3 September 2015

libvdpau vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 15.04
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


libvdpau could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Software Description

  • libvdpau - Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix


Florian Weimer discovered that libvdpau incorrectly handled certain environment variables. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to gain privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.04
libvdpau1 - 0.9-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libvdpau1 - 0.7-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libvdpau1 - 0.4.1-3ubuntu1.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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