Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ffmpeg (MDKSA-2006:173)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24559


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Multiple buffer overflows in libavcodec in ffmpeg before 0.4.9_p20060530 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code via multiple unspecified vectors in (1) dtsdec.c, (2) vorbis.c, (3) rm.c, (4)sierravmd.c, (5) smacker.c, (6) tta.c, (7) 4xm.c, (8) alac.c, (9) cook.c, (10)shorten.c, (11) smacker.c, (12) snow.c, and (13) tta.c. NOTE: it is likely that this is a different vulnerability than CVE-2005-4048 and CVE-2006-2802.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24559

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-173.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2013/05/31

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:mandriva:linux:ffmpeg, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ffmpeg0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ffmpeg0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libffmpeg0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libffmpeg0-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/09/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4800

MDKSA: 2006:173