Debian DSA-2494-1 : ffmpeg - several vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 59772


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


It was discovered that FFmpeg, Debian's version of the Libav media codec suite, contains vulnerabilities in the DPCM codecs (CVE-2011-3951 ), H.264 (CVE-2012-0851 ), ADPCM (CVE-2012-0852 ), and the KMVC decoder (CVE-2011-3952 ).

In addition, this update contains bug fixes from the Libav 0.5.9 upstream release.


Upgrade the ffmpeg packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 4:0.5.9-1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59772

File Name: debian_DSA-2494.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/29/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 6/14/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3951, CVE-2011-3952, CVE-2012-0851, CVE-2012-0852

BID: 51307, 51720

DSA: 2494