FreeBSD : ffmpeg -- 4xm processing memory corruption vulnerability (6733e1bf-125f-11de-a964-0030843d3802)

High Nessus Plugin ID 35938


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Secunia reports :

Tobias Klein has reported a vulnerability in FFmpeg, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise an application using the library.

The vulnerability is caused due to a signedness error within the 'fourxm_read_header()' function in libavformat/4xm.c. This can be exploited to corrupt arbitrary memory via a specially crafted 4xm file.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35938

File Name: freebsd_pkg_6733e1bf125f11dea9640030843d3802.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/03/17

Modified: 2017/06/13

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:freebsd:freebsd:ffmpeg, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/01/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0385

BID: 33502

Secunia: 33711

CWE: 189