USN-1209-1: FFmpeg vulnerabilities

19 September 2011

ffmpeg vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

FFmpeg could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • ffmpeg - multimedia player, server and encoder

Details

It was discovered that FFmpeg incorrectly handled certain malformed ogg files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted ogg 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.10. (CVE-2011-1196)

It was discovered that FFmpeg incorrectly handled certain malformed AMV files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted AMV 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.10. (CVE-2011-1931)

It was discovered that FFmpeg incorrectly handled certain malformed APE files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted APE file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2011-2161)

Emmanouel Kellinis discovered that FFmpeg incorrectly handled certain malformed CAVS files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted CAVS 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. (CVE-2011-3362)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 10.10
libavcodec52 - 4:0.6-2ubuntu6.2
libavformat52 - 4:0.6-2ubuntu6.2
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
libavcodec52 - 4:0.5.1-1ubuntu1.2
libavformat52 - 4:0.5.1-1ubuntu1.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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