FFmpeg prior 0.8.3 ff_ivi_process_empty_tile Remote Code Execution

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, has been found in FFmpeg (Multimedia Processing Software). Affected by this issue is the function ff_ivi_process_empty_tile. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a remote code execution vulnerability. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Unspecified vulnerability in the ff_ivi_process_empty_tile function in libavcodec/ivi_common.c in FFmpeg before 0.11, and Libav 0.7.x before 0.7.7 and 0.8.x before 0.8.4, has unknown impact and attack vectors in which the "tile size ... mismatches parameters" and triggers "writing into a too small array."

The weakness was presented 09/10/2012 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at openwall.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2012-2800 since 05/19/2012. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 12/13/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 69412 (FreeBSD : gstreamer-ffmpeg -- Multiple vulnerabilities in bundled libav (4d087b35-0990-11e3-a9f4-bcaec565249c)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 0.8.3 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (78505), Vulnerability Center (SBV-37426) and Tenable (69412). See 5510, 7165, 9123 and 9124 for similar entries.





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CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.4

VulDB Base Score: 9.8
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Class: Remote Code Execution
CWE: Unknown
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 69412
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : gstreamer-ffmpeg -- Multiple vulnerabilities in bundled libav (4d087b35-0990-11e3-a9f4-bcaec565249c)
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OpenVAS ID: 841213
OpenVAS Name: Ubuntu Update for libav USN-1630-1
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: FFmpeg 0.8.3
Patch: f0bf9e9c2a65e9a2b9d9e4e94f99acb191dc7ae7


05/19/2012 🔍
06/07/2012 +19 days 🔍
08/30/2012 +84 days 🔍
09/03/2012 +4 days 🔍
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11/27/2012 +78 days 🔍
03/24/2015 +847 days 🔍
12/13/2021 +2456 days 🔍


Product: ffmpeg.org

Advisory: openwall.com
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-2800 (🔍)

X-Force: 78505
Vulnerability Center: 37426 - FFmpeg <=0.11 Unspecified Vulnerability Related to Title Size - CVE-2012-2800, Critical
SecurityFocus: 55355 - FFmpeg Multiple Unspecified Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 50468 - FFmpeg Multiple Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical

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Created: 03/24/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 12/13/2021 05:22 PM
Changes: 03/24/2015 12:22 PM (63), 04/21/2017 10:19 PM (8), 12/13/2021 05:15 PM (4), 12/13/2021 05:22 PM (1)
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