Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : ffmpeg, xine-lib vulnerabilities (USN-358-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27938


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


XFOCUS 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.

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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27938

File Name: ubuntu_USN-358-1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxine-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxine-main1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxine1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxine1c2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/10/04

Reference Information

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

USN: 358-1