USN-4156-2: SDL vulnerabilities

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libsdl1.2 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Several security issues were fixed in SDL.

Software Description

  • libsdl1.2 - Simple DirectMedia Layer debug files

USN-4156-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in SDL. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that SDL incorrectly handled certain images. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted image file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause SDL to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
libsdl1.2debian - 1.2.15-8ubuntu1.1+esm1
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
libsdl1.2debian - 1.2.14-6.4ubuntu3.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


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