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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
USN-1790-1: Libav vulnerabilities
8 April 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2013-2496 CVE-2013-2495 CVE-2013-2277
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators
running libav check for an updated version of the software for their
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USN-1790-1: Libav vulnerabilities Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1790-1
4th April, 2013 libav vulnerabilities
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
Ubuntu 12.10 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
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
It was discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed media
files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted media 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. Update
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug fixes.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
CVE-2013-0894, CVE-2013-2277, CVE-2013-2495, CVE-2013-2496
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