USN-1333-1: Libav vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1333-1

17th January, 2012

libav vulnerabilities

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

  • 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

Steve Manzuik discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed
Matroska files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted Matroska
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. (CVE-2011-3504)

Phillip Langlois discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain
malformed QDM2 streams. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted QDM2
stream 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-2011-4351)

Phillip Langlois discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain
malformed VP3 streams. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted 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-2011-4352)

Phillip Langlois discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain
malformed VP5 and VP6 streams. If a user were tricked into opening a
crafted 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-2011-4353)

It was discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed VMD
files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted VMD 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-2011-4364)

Phillip Langlois discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain
malformed SVQ1 streams. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted SVQ1
stream 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-2011-4579)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 11.10:
libavformat53 4:0.7.3-0ubuntu0.11.10.1
libavcodec53 4:0.7.3-0ubuntu0.11.10.1
Ubuntu 11.04:
libavformat52 4:0.6.4-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
libavcodec52 4:0.6.4-0ubuntu0.11.04.1

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.

References

CVE-2011-3504, CVE-2011-4351, CVE-2011-4352, CVE-2011-4353, CVE-2011-4364, CVE-2011-4579