Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1077-1 faad2 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Aug 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 867724.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-9218, CVE-2017-9219, CVE-2017-9220, CVE-2017-9221, CVE-2017-9222, CVE-2017-9223, CVE-2017-9253, CVE-2017-9254, CVE-2017-9255, CVE-2017-9256, CVE-2017-9257.
More information:

Various security issues were discovered in faad2, a fast audio decoder, that would allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash due to memory failures or large CPU consumption) via a crafted mp4 file.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.7-8+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your faad2 packages.

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