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

High Nessus Plugin ID 50559


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


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.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50559

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1015-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/11/11

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libvpx, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libvpx-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libvpx-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libvpx0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libvpx0-dbg, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2010/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4203

OSVDB: 69169

USN: 1015-1