Debian DSA-2471-1 : ffmpeg - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 59094


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


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in FFmpeg, a multimedia player, server and encoder. Multiple input validations in the decoders/ demuxers for Westwood Studios VQA, Apple MJPEG-B, Theora, Matroska, Vorbis, Sony ATRAC3, DV, NSV, files could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

These issues were discovered by Aki Helin, Mateusz Jurczyk, Gynvael Coldwind, and Michael Niedermayer.


Upgrade the ffmpeg packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 4:0.5.8-1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59094

File Name: debian_DSA-2471.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/15/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ffmpeg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/13/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3892, CVE-2011-3893, CVE-2011-3895, CVE-2011-3929, CVE-2011-3936, CVE-2011-3940, CVE-2011-3947, CVE-2012-0853, CVE-2012-0947

DSA: 2471