Ubuntu 5.04 : ffmpeg vulnerability (USN-230-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 20773
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionSimon Kilvington discovered a buffer overflow in the avcodec_default_get_buffer() function of the ffmpeg library. By tricking an user into opening a malicious movie which contains specially crafted PNG images, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.