SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : ffmpeg (SUSE-SU-2018:3609-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 120152



The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for ffmpeg fixes the following issues :

CVE-2018-13300: An improper argument passed to the avpriv_request_sample function may have triggered an out-of-array read while converting a crafted AVI file to MPEG4, leading to a denial of service and possibly an information disclosure (bsc#1100348)

CVE-2018-15822: The flv_write_packet function did not check for an empty audio packet, leading to an assertion failure and DoS (bsc#1105869)

CVE-2018-13305: Due to a missing check for negative values of the mquant variable, the vc1_put_blocks_clamped function in libavcodec/vc1_block.c may trigger an out-of-array access while converting a crafted AVI file to MPEG4, leading to an information disclosure or a denial of service. (bsc#1100345).

CVE-2018-12458: An improper integer type in the mpeg4_encode_gop_header function in libavcodec/mpeg4videoenc.c might have triggered an assertion violation while converting a crafted AVI file to MPEG4, leading to a denial of service. (bsc#1097983).

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-WE-15-2018-2566=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Packagehub Subpackages 15:zypper in
-t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Packagehub-Subpackages-15-2018-2566=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Open Buildservice Development Tools 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Development-Tools-OBS-15-2018-2566=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Desktop Applications 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Desktop-Applications-15-2018-2566=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 120152

File Name: suse_SU-2018-3609-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/2/2019

Updated: 1/13/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ffmpeg, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ffmpeg-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ffmpeg-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libswresample-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ffmpeg-private-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libswresample2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libswresample2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libavcodec57, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libswscale-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libavcodec57-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libswscale4, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libswscale4-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libavdevice-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libavdevice57, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libavdevice57-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libavfilter-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libavfilter6, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libavfilter6-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libavutil-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libavutil55, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libavutil55-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpostproc-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpostproc54, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpostproc54-debuginfo

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/2/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/15/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12458, CVE-2018-13300, CVE-2018-13305, CVE-2018-15822