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

High Nessus Plugin ID 90349

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected libavcodec53 and / or libavformat53 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2944-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90349

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2944-1.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/04/05

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

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

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

USN: 2944-1