Debian DSA-2977-1 : libav - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 76477
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Don A. Baley discovered an integer overflow in the lzo compression handler which could result in the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the libav packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 6:0.8.13-1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 76477

File Name: debian_DSA-2977.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/14/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libav, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/11/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/14/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4609

BID: 68217

DSA: 2977