Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ffmpeg (MDVSA-2009:297-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 42809


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


Vulnerabilities have been discovered and corrected in ffmpeg :

- The ffmpeg lavf demuxer allows user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted GIF file (CVE-2008-3230)

- FFmpeg 0.4.9, as used by MPlayer, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via unknown vectors, aka a Tcp/udp memory leak. (CVE-2008-4869)

- Integer signedness error in the fourxm_read_header function in libavformat/4xm.c in FFmpeg before revision 16846 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed 4X movie file with a large current_track value, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference (CVE-2009-0385)

The updated packages fix this issue.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 42809

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-297.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/11/16

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ffmpeg, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64avformats51, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64avutil49, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ffmpeg51, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ffmpeg51-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ffmpeg51-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libavformats51, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libavutil49, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libffmpeg51, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libffmpeg51-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libffmpeg51-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3230, CVE-2008-4869, CVE-2009-0385

BID: 33502

MDVSA: 2009:297-1

CWE: 20, 189, 399