Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xmovie (MDKSA-2005:229)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Simon Kilvington discovered a vulnerability in FFmpeg libavcodec,
which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of
Service) and potentially to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the
'avcodec_default_get_buffer()' function of 'utils.c' in libavcodec.
This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow when a
specially crafted 1x1 '.png' file containing a palette is read.

Xmovie is built with a private copy of ffmpeg containing this same
code.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this problem.

Solution :

Update the affected xmovie package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20460 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-229.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4048

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