GLSA-201705-08 : libav: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 100085


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201705-08 (libav: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libav. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media file in an application linked against libav, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the application, a Denial of Service condition or access the content of arbitrary local files.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libav users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/libav-11.8'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100085

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201705-08.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Published: 5/10/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libav, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 5/9/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3395, CVE-2015-3417, CVE-2016-1897, CVE-2016-1898, CVE-2016-2326, CVE-2016-3062

GLSA: 201705-08