Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2000-1 ffmpeg-debian -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
18 Feb 2010
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2009-4631, CVE-2009-4632, CVE-2009-4633, CVE-2009-4634, CVE-2009-4635, CVE-2009-4636, CVE-2009-4637, CVE-2009-4638, CVE-2009-4640.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in ffmpeg, a multimedia player, server and encoder, which also provides a range of multimedia libraries used in applications like MPlayer:

Various programming errors in container and codec implementations may lead to denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code if the user is tricked into opening a malformed media file or stream.

The implementations of the following affected codecs and container formats have been updated:

  • the Vorbis audio codec
  • the Ogg container implementation
  • the FF Video 1 codec
  • the MPEG audio codec
  • the H264 video codec
  • the MOV container implementation
  • the Oggedc container implementation

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 0.svn20080206-18+lenny1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 4:0.5+svn20090706-5.

We recommend that you upgrade your ffmpeg packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (lenny)

Architecture-independent component:
HP Precision:
Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Big-endian MIPS:
Little-endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.