Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gstreamer-ffmpeg (MDKSA-2005:232)

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.

Gstreamer-ffmpeg 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 gstreamer-ffmpeg package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20463 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-232.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4048

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now