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FFmpeg: Buffer overflows

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200609-09 / ffmpeg
Release Date September 13, 2006
Latest Revision December 13, 2006: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-video/ffmpeg < 0.4.9_p20060530 >= 0.4.9_p20060530 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #133520

Synopsis

FFmpeg is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows that might be exploited to execute arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information

Background

FFmpeg is a very fast video and audio converter.

Description

FFmpeg contains buffer overflows in the AVI processing code.

Impact

An attacker could trigger the buffer overflows by enticing a user to load a specially crafted AVI file in an application using the FFmpeg library. This might result in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the running application.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All FFmpeg users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/ffmpeg-0.4.9_p20060530"

4.  References



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