GLSA-200609-09 : FFmpeg: Buffer overflows

High Nessus Plugin ID 22354


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200609-09 (FFmpeg: Buffer overflows)

FFmpeg contains buffer overflows in the AVI processing code.
Impact :

An attacker could trigger the buffer overflows by enticing a user to load a specially crafted AVI file in an application using the FFmpeg library. This might result in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the running application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All FFmpeg users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/ffmpeg-0.4.9_p20060530'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22354

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200609-09.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/09/15

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:ffmpeg, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/09/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4799, CVE-2006-4800

OSVDB: 21458, 29312, 29553

GLSA: 200609-09