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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2471-1 (ffmpeg - several vulnerabilities)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

8 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in FFmpeg, a multimedia player, server and encoder. Multiple input validations in the decoders/ demuxers for Westwood Studios VQA, Apple MJPEG-B, Theora, Matroska, Vorbis, Sony ATRAC3, DV, NSV, files could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. These issues were discovered by Aki Helin, Mateusz Jurczyk, Gynvael Coldwind, and Michael Niedermayer.

Affected Software

Affected Software

ffmpeg on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 4:0.5.8-1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 6:0.8.2-1 of libav. We recommend that you upgrade your ffmpeg packages.