Libav: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201502-08

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 < 9.17
Unaffected versions >= 9.17

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-9.17"
 

References

Release Date
February 07, 2015

Latest Revision
February 07, 2015: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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