GLSA-200811-03 : FAAD2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 34734


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200811-03 (FAAD2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

The ICST-ERCIS (Peking University) reported a heap-based buffer overflow in the decodeMP4file() function in frontend/main.c.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted MPEG-4 (MP4) file in an application using FAAD2, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All FAAD2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/faad2-2.6.1-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34734

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200811-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/11/11

Modified: 2017/08/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:faad2, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/11/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4201

OSVDB: 48490

GLSA: 200811-03

CWE: 119