FFmpeg up to 0.5.3 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in FFmpeg (Multimedia Processing Software). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The software 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 confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

FFmpeg before 0.5.4, as used in MPlayer and other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a malformed RealMedia file.

The weakness was presented 05/20/2011 by Dan Rosenberg (Website). The advisory is shared at vupen.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2011-0722. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 56144 (Debian DSA-2306-1 : ffmpeg - 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.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (66602) and Tenable (56144). See 56070, 57474 and 57472 for similar entries.





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CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.3

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 56144
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-2306-1 : ffmpeg - several vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 70239
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2306-1 (ffmpeg)
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02/01/2011 🔍
04/04/2011 +62 days 🔍
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04/27/2011 +23 days 🔍
05/20/2011 +23 days 🔍
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03/23/2015 +1403 days 🔍
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Product: ffmpeg.org

Advisory: DSA-2306
Researcher: Dan Rosenberg
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2011-0722 (🔍)

X-Force: 66602
Vulnerability Center: 31254 - FFmpeg before 0.5.4 Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability via a Crafted RealMedia File, Medium
SecurityFocus: 47149 - FFmpeg Real Media File Parsing Memory Corruption Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/07/2021 02:25 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (54), 03/22/2017 09:27 AM (12), 11/07/2021 02:22 PM (5), 11/07/2021 02:23 PM (1), 11/07/2021 02:25 PM (2)
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