FFmpeg up to 1.1.1 libavcodec/vqavideo.c vqa_decode_chunk memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in FFmpeg up to 1.1.1 (Multimedia Processing Software). It has been classified as very critical. This affects the function vqa_decode_chunk of the file libavcodec/vqavideo.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

The vqa_decode_chunk function in libavcodec/vqavideo.c in FFmpeg before 1.0.4 and 1.1.x before 1.1.2 allows remote attackers to have an unspecified impact via a large (1) cbp0 or (2) cbpz chunk in Westwood Studios VQA Video file, which triggers an out-of-bounds write.

The weakness was shared 02/06/2013 by Mateusz Jurczyk and Gynvael Coldwind (j00ru) with Google Security Team as 52093 as confirmed advisory (Secunia). The advisory is shared at secunia.com. The vendor cooperated in the coordination of the public release. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2013-0865 since 01/07/2013. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 05/04/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 72355 (Debian DSA-2855-1 : libav - 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. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 175271 (Debian Security Update for libav (DSA-2855-1)).

Upgrading to version 1.1.2 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at git.videolan.org. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at git.videolan.org. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 57600), X-Force (81970), Secunia (SA52093), SecurityTracker (ID 1028103) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-44240). The entries 7624, 7625, 7626 and 7627 are related to this item.




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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.5

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 72355
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-2855-1 : libav - several vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 702855
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2855-1 (libav - several vulnerabilities
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Upgrade: FFmpeg 1.1.2
Patch: git.videolan.org


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Product: https://ffmpeg.org/

Advisory: 52093
Researcher: Mateusz Jurczyk/Gynvael Coldwind (j00ru)
Organization: Google Security Team
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-0865 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 57600 - FFmpeg Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 52093 - FFmpeg Multiple Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
X-Force: 81970
SecurityTracker: 1028103 - FFmpeg Buffer and Integer Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 44240 - FFmpeg <1.0.4, 1.1-1.1.1 Unspecified Remote Vulnerability in vqavideo.c, Critical
OSVDB: 90017

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Created: 02/11/2013 04:05 PM
Updated: 05/04/2021 03:35 PM
Changes: (2) source_nessus_risk vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore
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