Ubuntu 10.10 : libvpx vulnerability (USN-1015-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Christoph Diehl discovered that libvpx did not properly perform bounds
checking. If an application using libvpx opened a specially crafted
WebM file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly
execute code as the user invoking the program.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50559 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4203