Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1654-1] libav security update)

Published: 2019-02-05 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
libav on Debian Linux

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 6:11.12-1~deb8u5. We recommend that you upgrade your libav Linux Distribution Packages.

Several security issues have been corrected in multiple demuxers and decoders of the libav multimedia library. CVE-2014-8542 libavcodec/utils.c omitted a certain codec ID during enforcement of alignment, which allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of ervice (out-of-bounds access) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted JV data. CVE-2015-1207 Double-free vulnerability in libavformat/mov.c allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) via a crafted .m4a file. CVE-2017-7863 libav had an out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the decode_frame_common function in libavcodec/pngdec.c. CVE-2017-7865 libav had an out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the ipvideo_decode_block_opcode_0xA function in libavcodec/interplayvideo.c and the avcodec_align_dimensions2 function in libavcodec/utils.c. CVE-2017-14169 In the mxf_read_primer_pack function in libavformat/mxfdec.c in, an integer signedness error might have occurred when a crafted file, claiming a large 'item_num' field such as 0xffffffff, was provided. As a result, the variable 'item_num' turned negative, bypassing the check for a large value. CVE-2017-14223 In libavformat/asfdec_f.c a DoS in asf_build_simple_index() due to lack of an EOF (End of File) check might have caused huge CPU consumption. When a crafted ASF file, claiming a large 'ict' field in the header but not containing sufficient backing data, was provided, the for loop would have consumed huge CPU and memory resources, since there was no EOF check inside the loop.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


CVSS Score
Debian Local Security Checks

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