Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : libvdpau vulnerabilities (USN-2729-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 85797


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Florian Weimer discovered that libvdpau incorrectly handled certain environment variables. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to gain privileges.

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 libvdpau1 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85797

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2729-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/04

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libvdpau1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5198, CVE-2015-5199, CVE-2015-5200

OSVDB: 126915, 126916, 126917

USN: 2729-1