Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 13.10 : libav vulnerability (USN-2244-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected libavcodec53 and / or libavformat53 packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74494 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3984