Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2336-1 ffmpeg -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
07 Nov 2011
Affected Packages:
ffmpeg
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 641478.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2011-3362, CVE-2011-3973, CVE-2011-3974, CVE-2011-3504.
More information:

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in FFmpeg, a multimedia player, server and encoder:

  • CVE-2011-3362

    An integer signedness error in decode_residual_block function of the Chinese AVS video (CAVS) decoder in libavcodec can lead to denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possible code execution via a crafted CAVS file.

  • CVE-2011-3973/CVE-2011-3974

    Multiple errors in the Chinese AVS video (CAVS) decoder can lead to denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via an invalid bitstream.

  • CVE-2011-3504

    A memory allocation problem in the Matroska format decoder can lead to code execution via a crafted file.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 4:0.5.5-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 4:0.7.2-1 of the libav source package.

Security support for ffmpeg has been discontinued for the oldstable distribution (lenny) before in DSA 2306. The current version in oldstable is not supported by upstream anymore and is affected by several security issues. Backporting fixes for these and any future issues has become unfeasible and therefore we needed to drop our security support for the version in oldstable.

We recommend that you upgrade your ffmpeg packages.