Mplayerhq MPlayer up to 1.0 flicvideo.c code injection

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A vulnerability has been found in Mplayerhq MPlayer (Multimedia Player Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code of the file flicvideo.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a code injection vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-94. The software constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

flicvideo.c in libavcodec 0.6 and earlier in FFmpeg, as used in MPlayer and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted flic file, related to an "arbitrary offset dereference vulnerability."

The weakness was disclosed 09/30/2010 by Felipe Andres Manzano (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2010-3429. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 53296 (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : ffmpeg vulnerabilities (USN-1104-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-29847) and Tenable (53296).





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Class: Code injection
CWE: CWE-94 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059

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Nessus ID: 53296
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : ffmpeg vulnerabilities (USN-1104-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 68976
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2165-1 (ffmpeg-debian)
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Patch: 16c592155f117ccd7b86006c45aacc692a81c23b


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Advisory: USN-1104-1
Researcher: Felipe Andres Manzano
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-3429 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 29847 - FFmpeg 0.6 Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability via a Crafted Flic File, Medium
SecurityFocus: 43546 - FFmpeg libavcodec 'flicvideo.c' Heap Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 41626


Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 09/25/2021 10:36 PM
Changes: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM (58), 03/16/2017 03:27 PM (10), 09/25/2021 10:13 PM (8), 09/25/2021 10:23 PM (1), 09/25/2021 10:36 PM (2)
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