GLSA 201705-05: FFmpeg: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity:normal
Title:FFmpeg: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date:05/09/2017
Bugs: #608868, #610810
ID:201705-05

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in FFmpeg, the worst of which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Background

FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.

Affected packages

Package Vulnerable Unaffected Architecture(s)
media-plugins/gst-plugins-libav < 1.10.4 >= 1.10.4 All supported architectures
media-video/ffmpeg < 3.2.4 >= 3.2.4 All supported architectures

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in FFmpeg. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

gst-plugins-libav is affected because this package is bundling a vulnerable FFmpeg version.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system using FFmpeg to process a specially crafted file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All FFmpeg users should upgrade to the latest version:

      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/ffmpeg-3.2.4"
    

All gst-plugins-libav users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-plugins/gst-plugins-libav-1.10.4"

References

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201705-05.xml

Concerns?

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2010 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s). The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

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