GLSA 200602-01 GStreamer FFmpeg plugin: Heap-based buffer overflow
Posted on: 02/05/2006 08:52 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - GStreamer FFmpeg plugin: Heap-based buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200602-01
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
http://security.gentoo.org/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Severity: Normal
Title: GStreamer FFmpeg plugin: Heap-based buffer overflow
Date: February 05, 2006
Bugs: #119512
ID: 200602-01

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Synopsis
========

The GStreamer FFmpeg plugin is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that may
be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Background
==========

The GStreamer FFmpeg plugin uses code from the FFmpeg library to
provide fast colorspace conversion and multimedia decoders to the
GStreamer open source media framework.

Affected packages
=================

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 media-plugins/gst-plugins-ffmpeg lt; 0.8.7-r1 gt;= 0.8.7-r1

Description
===========

The GStreamer FFmpeg plugin contains derived code from the FFmpeg
library, which is vulnerable to a heap overflow in the
"avcodec_default_get_buffer()" function discovered by Simon Kilvington
(see GLSA 200601-06).

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to run an application using the
GStreamer FFmpeg plugin on a maliciously crafted PIX_FMT_PAL8 format
image file (like PNG images), possibly leading to the execution of
arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the
application.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All GStreamer FFmpeg plugin users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-plugins/gst-plugins-ffmpeg-0.8.7-r1"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2005-4048
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-4048
[ 2 ] GLSA 200601-06
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200601-06.xml

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200602-01.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0



Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/glsa_200602_01_gstreamer_ffmpeg_plugin_heap_based_buffer_overflow.html)