GLSA-201101-03 : libvpx: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 51533


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201101-03 (libvpx: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

libvpx is vulnerable to an integer overflow vulnerability when processing crafted VP8 video streams.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libvpx users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libvpx-0.9.5' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 51533

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201101-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/01/17

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/01/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4203

OSVDB: 69169

GLSA: 201101-03