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Canonical Closes Libav Exploit That Could Have Been Used for Denial of Service Attacks

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http://news.softpedia.com – Canonical published some details about a Libav vulnerability in its Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems. According to the company, Libav could have been made to crash or to run programs as the user's login, if it opened a specially crafted file. It has been discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed media files. If a user was tricked into opening a crafted media file, an attacker could have caused a denial ... (read more) (IT news)