Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : ffmpeg, xine-lib vulnerabilities (USN-358-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 27938
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionXFOCUS Security Team discovered that the AVI decoder used in xine-lib did not correctly validate certain headers. By tricking a user into playing an AVI with malicious headers, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the target user's privileges. (CVE-2006-4799)
Multiple integer overflows were discovered in ffmpeg and tools that contain a copy of ffmpeg (like xine-lib and kino), for several types of video formats. By tricking a user into running a video player that uses ffmpeg on a stream with malicious content, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the target user's privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.