Ubuntu 10.10 : libvpx vulnerability (USN-1087-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65102


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


Chris Evans 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.

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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65102

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1087-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/09

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC: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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/03/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4489

BID: 45170

OSVDB: 69668

USN: 1087-1