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[ GLSA 200609-09 ] FFmpeg: Buffer overflows
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 20:56:52 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200609-09
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: FFmpeg: Buffer overflows
      Date: September 13, 2006
      Bugs: #133520
        ID: 200609-09

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Synopsis
========

FFmpeg is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows that might be
exploited to execute arbitrary code.

Background
==========

FFmpeg is a very fast video and audio converter.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package             /      Vulnerable      /           Unaffected
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  1  media-video/ffmpeg      < 0.4.9_p20060530      >= 0.4.9_p20060530

Description
===========

FFmpeg contains buffer overflows in the AVI processing code.

Impact
======

An attacker could trigger the buffer overflows by enticing a user to
load a specially crafted AVI file in an application using the FFmpeg
library. This might result in the execution of arbitrary code in the
context of the running application.

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-0.4.9_p20060530"

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200609-09.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
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 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.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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