Debian Security Advisory

DLA-780-1 libav -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
12 Jan 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-7424.
More information:

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libav:

  • CVE-2016-7424

    The put_no_rnd_pixels8_xy2_mmx function in x86/rnd_template.c in libav 11.7 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and crash) via a crafted MP3 file.

  • (No CVE assigned)

    The h264 codec is vulnerable to various crashes with invalid-free, corrupted double-linked list or out-of-bounds read.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 6:0.8.19-0+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libav packages.

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