VDB-51789 · CVE-2009-4638 · BID 36465

FFmpeg 0.5 numeric error

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in FFmpeg 0.5 (Multimedia Processing Software). This affects an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-189. This is going to have an impact on availability. The summary by CVE is:

Integer overflow in FFmpeg 0.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors.

The issue has been introduced in 03/02/2010. The weakness was shared 02/09/2010 by Will Dormann (Website). The advisory is shared at roundup.ffmpeg.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2009-4638. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

The exploit is shared for download at securityfocus.com. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 44864 (Debian DSA-2000-1 : ffmpeg-debian - several vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 8857.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (44864). The entries 9123, 9124, 9126 and 9128 are related to this item.





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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.0

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.0
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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 44864
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-2000-1 : ffmpeg-debian - several vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 66953
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2000-1 (ffmpeg-debian)
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09/21/2009 +1385 days 🔍
02/09/2010 +140 days 🔍
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Product: ffmpeg.org

Advisory: roundup.ffmpeg.org
Researcher: Will Dormann
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2009-4638 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 25505 - FFmpeg 0.5 Integer Overflow Remote DoS or Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability via Unknown Vectors, Medium
SecurityFocus: 36465 - FFmpeg Version 0.5 Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 09/02/2021 06:59 AM
Changes: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM (55), 02/23/2017 10:30 AM (15), 09/02/2021 06:50 AM (3), 09/02/2021 06:59 AM (1)
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