Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : libav vulnerabilities (USN-2025-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 70844


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


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.

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 libavcodec53 and / or libavformat53 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 70844

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2025-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/11/12

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libavcodec53, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libavformat53, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/11

Reference Information

USN: 2025-1