Debian DSA-2624-1 : ffmpeg - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 64648


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 Shorten, Chinese AVS video, VP5, VP6, AVI, AVS and MPEG-1/2 files could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Most of these issues were discovered by Mateusz Jurczyk and Gynvael Coldwind.


Upgrade the ffmpeg packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 4:0.5.10-1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 64648

File Name: debian_DSA-2624.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/18/2013

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

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: 2/16/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0858, CVE-2012-2777, CVE-2012-2783, CVE-2012-2784, CVE-2012-2788, CVE-2012-2801, CVE-2012-2803

BID: 51307, 55355

DSA: 2624