Ubuntu 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : ffmpeg vulnerability (USN-630-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that ffmpeg did not correctly handle STR file
demuxing. If a user were tricked into processing a malicious STR file,
a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges
via applications linked against ffmpeg.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33759 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3162