Oracle Linux 6 : libvpx (ELSA-2010-0999)

High Nessus Plugin ID 68168


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0999 :

Updated libvpx packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The libvpx packages provide the VP8 SDK, which allows the encoding and decoding of the VP8 video codec, commonly used with the WebM multimedia container file format.

An integer overflow flaw, leading to arbitrary memory writes, was found in libvpx. An attacker could create a specially crafted video encoded using the VP8 codec that, when played by a victim with an application using libvpx (such as Totem), would cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-4203)

All users of libvpx are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the update, all applications using libvpx must be restarted for the changes to take effect.


Update the affected libvpx packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 68168

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2010-0999.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/05/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvpx, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvpx-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvpx-utils, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4203

BID: 44771

RHSA: 2010:0999