FFmpeg 2.0 libavcodec/jpeg2000dec.c get_siz memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in FFmpeg 2.0 (Multimedia Processing Software) and classified as problematic. This issue affects the function get_siz of the file libavcodec/jpeg2000dec.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is availability.

The issue has been introduced in 07/11/2013. The weakness was disclosed 01/20/2014 by Mateusz Jurczyk and Gynvael Coldwind with Google Security Team as avcodec/jpeg2000dec: fix error detection in pix_fmt_match() as confirmed git commit (GIT Repository). It is possible to read the advisory at git.videolan.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2014-125003. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 193 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at git.videolan.org.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (91660).






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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Patch: git.videolan.org


07/11/2013 🔍
01/20/2014 +193 days 🔍
03/13/2014 +52 days 🔍
06/17/2022 +3018 days 🔍


Product: ffmpeg.org

Advisory: avcodec/jpeg2000dec: fix error detection in pix_fmt_match()
Researcher: Mateusz Jurczyk, Gynvael Coldwind
Organization: Google Security Team
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2014-125003 (🔍)
X-Force: 91660 - FFmpeg get_siz() function denial of service, Medium Risk


Created: 03/13/2014 03:24 PM
Updated: 06/17/2022 11:18 PM
Changes: 03/13/2014 03:24 PM (46), 04/17/2019 08:52 AM (5), 06/17/2022 11:18 PM (3)
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