Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : libav vulnerabilities (USN-2944-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 90349


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed media files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted media file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libavcodec53 and / or libavformat53 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90349

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2944-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/04/05

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libavcodec53, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libavformat53, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/04/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8541, CVE-2015-1872, CVE-2015-3395, CVE-2015-5479, CVE-2015-6818, CVE-2015-6820, CVE-2015-6824, CVE-2015-6826, CVE-2015-8364, CVE-2015-8365, CVE-2016-1897, CVE-2016-1898, CVE-2016-2326, CVE-2016-2330

OSVDB: 112594, 118095, 119983, 124118, 124123, 124815, 124921, 124986, 130331, 130339, 132836, 132903, 133616

USN: 2944-1