Family: Mandrake Local Security Checks --> Category: infos
MDKSA-2005:232: gstreamer-ffmpeg Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the gstreamer-ffmpeg package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:232 (gstreamer-ffmpeg).
Simon Kilvington discovered a vulnerability in FFmpeg libavcodec, which can be
exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and
potentially to compromise a user's system. The vulnerability is caused due to a
boundary error in the 'avcodec_default_get_buffer()' function of 'utils.c' in
libavcodec. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow when a
specially-crafted 1x1 '.png' file containing a palette is read.
Gstreamer-ffmpeg is built with a private copy of ffmpeg containing this same
code. The updated packages have been patched to prevent this problem.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:232
Threat Level: High
Click HERE for more information and discussions on this network vulnerability scan.