GLSA-202310-04 : libvpx: Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 182517


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-202310-04 (libvpx: Multiple Vulnerabilities)

- Heap buffer overflow in vp8 encoding in libvpx in Google Chrome prior to 117.0.5938.132 and libvpx 1.13.1 allowed a remote attacker to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted HTML page. (Chromium security severity: High) (CVE-2023-5217)

- VP9 in libvpx before 1.13.1 mishandles widths, leading to a crash related to encoding. (CVE-2023-44488)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


All libvpx users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose >=media-libs/libvpx-1.13.1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 182517

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-202310-04.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 10/4/2023

Updated: 10/5/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-5217


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/4/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/27/2023

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 10/23/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-44488, CVE-2023-5217