Ubuntu 5.04 : ffmpeg vulnerability (USN-230-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20773


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


Simon 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.

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


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20773

File Name: ubuntu_USN-230-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/21

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ffmpeg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kino, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libavcodec-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libavformat-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpostproc-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2005/12/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4048

USN: 230-1