FreeBSD : libvpx -- buffer overflow in vp9_init_context_buffers (6ca7eddd-d436-486a-b169-b948436bcf14)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 86837
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VPR Score: 6.7


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


The Mozilla Project reports :

Security researcher Khalil Zhani reported that a maliciously crafted vp9 format video could be used to trigger a buffer overflow while parsing the file. This leads to a potentially exploitable crash due to a flaw in the libvpx library.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86837

File Name: freebsd_pkg_6ca7edddd436486ab169b948436bcf14.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Published: 11/11/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libvpx, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: undefined

Patch Publication Date: 11/10/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/22/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4506