FreeBSD : ffmpeg -- remote attacker can access local files (046fedd1-bd01-11e5-bbf4-5404a68ad561)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 87980


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Arch Linux reports :

ffmpeg has a vulnerability in the current version that allows the attacker to create a specially crafted video file, downloading which will send files from a user PC to a remote attacker server. The attack does not even require the user to open that file -- for example, KDE Dolphin thumbnail generation is enough.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87980

File Name: freebsd_pkg_046fedd1bd0111e5bbf45404a68ad561.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Published: 1/19/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ffmpeg, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mencoder, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mplayer, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/17/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/13/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1897, CVE-2016-1898