FFmpeg: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201705-05

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in FFmpeg, the worst of which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-video/ffmpeg on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.2.4
Unaffected versions >= 3.2.4
media-plugins/gst-plugins-libav on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.10.4
Unaffected versions >= 1.10.4

Background

FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.

Description

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

gst-plugins-libav is affected because this package is bundling a vulnerable FFmpeg version.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system using FFmpeg to process a specially crafted file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

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-3.2.4"
 

All gst-plugins-libav users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=media-plugins/gst-plugins-libav-1.10.4"
 

References

Release Date
May 09, 2017

Latest Revision
May 09, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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