libav: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201705-08

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libav, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-video/libav on all architectures
Affected versions < 11.8
Unaffected versions >= 11.8

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, a Denial of Service condition or access the content of arbitrary local files.

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-11.8"
 

References

Release Date
May 09, 2017

Latest Revision
May 09, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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