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[GLSA-200609-09] FFmpeg: Buffer overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
FFmpeg: Buffer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200609-09
(FFmpeg: Buffer overflows)


FFmpeg contains buffer overflows in the AVI processing code.

Impact

A possible hacker 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.


Solution:
All FFmpeg users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/ffmpeg-0.4.9_p20060530"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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