Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : ffmpeg, ffmpeg-debian regression (USN-931-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-931-1 fixed vulnerabilities in FFmpeg. The update introduced a
regression when trying to play certain multimedia files. This update
fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

It was discovered that FFmpeg contained multiple security issues when
handling certain multimedia files. If a user were tricked into opening
a crafted multimedia file, an attacker could cause a denial of service
via application crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program.

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 46014 ()

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