Debian DLA-464-1 : libav security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91049

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

It was discovered that there was a use-after free vulnerability in libav, a multimedia player, server, encoder and transcoder library.

The seg_write_packet function in libavformat/segment.c in ffmpeg 2.1.4 and earlier does not free the correct memory location, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service ('invalid memory handler') and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted video that triggers a use after free.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in libav version 6:0.8.17-2+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libav packages.

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2016/05/msg00015.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/libav

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91049

File Name: debian_DLA-464.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/12

Updated: 2018/07/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ffmpeg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ffmpeg-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ffmpeg-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libav-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libav-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libav-extra-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libav-tools, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libavcodec-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libavcodec-extra-53, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libavcodec53, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libavdevice-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libavdevice-extra-53, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libavdevice53, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libavfilter-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libavfilter-extra-2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libavfilter2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libavformat-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libavformat-extra-53, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libavformat53, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libavutil-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libavutil-extra-51, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libavutil51, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpostproc-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpostproc-extra-52, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpostproc52, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libswscale-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libswscale-extra-2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libswscale2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9676