Libav: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201210-06

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Libav, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

media-video/libav on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.8.3
Unaffected versions >= 0.8.3

Background

Libav is a complete solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Libav. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media file in an application linked against Libav, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the application or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Libav users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/libav-0.8.3"
 

References

Release Date
October 20, 2012

Latest Revision
October 20, 2012: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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