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Mandriva: Updated ffmpeg packages fix buffer overflow vulnerability Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake Simon Kilvington discovered a vulnerability in FFmpeg libavcodec, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially to compromise a user's system.
 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDKSA-2005:231
 Package : ffmpeg
 Date    : December 14, 2005
 Affected: 2006.0, Corporate 3.0
 Problem Description:
 Simon Kilvington discovered a vulnerability in FFmpeg libavcodec, 
 which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial 
 of Service) and potentially to compromise a user's system.
 The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the 
 "avcodec_default_get_buffer()" function of "utils.c" in libavcodec. 
 This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow when a 
 specially-crafted 1x1 ".png" file containing a palette is read.
 The updated packages have been patched to prevent this problem.

 Updated Packages:
 Mandriva Linux 2006.0:
 328ece4eb327ae1a8bd469e7cfd67a3e  2006.0/RPMS/ffmpeg-0.4.9-0.pre1.5.1.20060mdk.i586.rpm
 56b14628f0c39a90e73efdd707c01abb  2006.0/RPMS/libffmpeg0-0.4.9-0.pre1.5.1.20060mdk.i586.rpm
 26e70cd6bcf85d2da24ff21d23e54ec4  2006.0/RPMS/libffmpeg0-devel-0.4.9-0.pre1.5.1.20060mdk.i586.rpm
 33c744c5c8b5e97b26d3a871c664f38d  2006.0/SRPMS/ffmpeg-0.4.9-0.pre1.5.1.20060mdk.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2006.0/X86_64:
 fffaeaf65e153d5c68ba8fc2e63f5a20  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/ffmpeg-0.4.9-0.pre1.5.1.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
 cfe92867d45206761c2d0442fc94438b  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/lib64ffmpeg0-0.4.9-0.pre1.5.1.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
 69a16bc824805150c1c08660421215bf  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/lib64ffmpeg0-devel-0.4.9-0.pre1.5.1.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
 33c744c5c8b5e97b26d3a871c664f38d  x86_64/2006.0/SRPMS/ffmpeg-0.4.9-0.pre1.5.1.20060mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate 3.0:
 8c9f945457c3c6b6ea27bdc09b551228  corporate/3.0/RPMS/ffmpeg-0.4.8-7.2.C30mdk.i586.rpm
 7a18cf6e760524cdc11dcb41674de4c4  corporate/3.0/RPMS/libffmpeg0-0.4.8-7.2.C30mdk.i586.rpm
 a28eed315d715bf831fe4e1c4fa755b0  corporate/3.0/RPMS/libffmpeg0-devel-0.4.8-7.2.C30mdk.i586.rpm
 c0933f7bdd4c18c2acbc87daaa575dc7  corporate/3.0/SRPMS/ffmpeg-0.4.8-7.2.C30mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate 3.0/X86_64:
 005b38cf84986bcb47a96eae3312196c  x86_64/corporate/3.0/RPMS/ffmpeg-0.4.8-7.2.C30mdk.x86_64.rpm
 cd8c5a941ce2a7c8b3b1bd698627391c  x86_64/corporate/3.0/RPMS/lib64ffmpeg0-0.4.8-7.2.C30mdk.x86_64.rpm
 66c67e4a1bea207ecccd6b7c5336b489  x86_64/corporate/3.0/RPMS/lib64ffmpeg0-devel-0.4.8-7.2.C30mdk.x86_64.rpm
 c0933f7bdd4c18c2acbc87daaa575dc7  x86_64/corporate/3.0/SRPMS/ffmpeg-0.4.8-7.2.C30mdk.src.rpm

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
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