Debian DLA-644-1 : libav security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93847

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libav :


The ff_mjpeg_decode_sof function in libavcodec/mjpegdec.c in Libav before 0.8.18 does not validate the number of components in a JPEG-LS Start Of Frame segment, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds array access) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted Motion JPEG data.


The ff_h263_decode_mba function in libavcodec/ituh263dec.c in Libav before 11.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and application crash) via a file with crafted dimensions.


The aac_sync function in libavcodec/aac_parser.c in Libav before 11.5 is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 6:0.8.18-0+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.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93847

File Name: debian_DLA-644.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/10/05

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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: 2016/10/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1872, CVE-2015-5479, CVE-2016-7393

BID: 72644, 75932