Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : ffmpeg, xine-lib vulnerabilities (USN-358-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

XFOCUS Security Team discovered that the AVI decoder used in xine-lib
did not correctly validate certain headers. By tricking a user into
playing an AVI with malicious headers, an attacker could execute
arbitrary code with the target user's privileges. (CVE-2006-4799)

Multiple integer overflows were discovered in ffmpeg and tools that
contain a copy of ffmpeg (like xine-lib and kino), for several types
of video formats. By tricking a user into running a video player that
uses ffmpeg on a stream with malicious content, an attacker could
execute arbitrary code with the target user's privileges.
(CVE-2006-4800).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27938 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4799
CVE-2006-4800