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Libav: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201210-06 / libav
Release Date October 20, 2012
Latest Revision October 20, 2012: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-video/libav < 0.8.3 >= 0.8.3 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #408555, #422537


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Libav, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


Libav is a complete solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Libav. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media file in an application linked against Libav, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the application or a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Libav users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/libav-0.8.3"

4.  References


Page updated October 20, 2012

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