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Libav: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201406-28 / libav
Release Date June 26, 2014
Latest Revision June 26, 2014: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-video/libav < 0.8.7 >= 0.8.7 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #439052, #452202, #470734


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-0.8.7"

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.

4.  References


Page updated June 26, 2014

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