VDB-80791 · CVE-2016-2213 · BID 82281

FFmpeg up to 2.8.5 JPEG 2000 Data libavcodec/jpeg2000dec.c jpeg2000_decode_tile memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in FFmpeg up to 2.8.5 (Multimedia Processing Software). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is the function jpeg2000_decode_tile of the file libavcodec/jpeg2000dec.c of the component JPEG 2000 Data Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is 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. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The weakness was released 02/03/2016 by Lucas Leong as confirmed git commit (GIT Repository). It is possible to read the advisory at git.videolan.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2016-2213 since 02/03/2016. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 88604 (FreeBSD : ffmpeg -- remote denial of service in JPEG2000 decoder (6ac79ed8-ccc2-11e5-932b-5404a68ad561)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading to version 2.8.6 eliminates this vulnerability. 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 3 days after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-57385) and Tenable (88604).




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.3

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

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 88604
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : ffmpeg -- remote denial of service in JPEG2000 decoder (6ac79ed8-ccc2-11e5-932b-5404a68ad561)
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OpenVAS ID: 12024
OpenVAS Name: Mageia Linux Local Check: mgasa-2016-0060
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: FFmpeg 2.8.6
Patch: 0aada30510d809bccfd539a90ea37b61188f2cb4


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07/07/2022 +2303 days 🔍


Product: ffmpeg.org

Advisory: git.videolan.org
Researcher: Lucas Leong
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-2213 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1034923
Vulnerability Center: 57385 - FFmpeg Remote DoS or Code Execution in libavcodec/jpeg2000dec.c, Medium
SecurityFocus: 82281 - FFmpeg 'jpeg2000dec.c' Denial of Service Vulnerability


Created: 02/05/2016 09:47 AM
Updated: 07/07/2022 06:50 AM
Changes: (5) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore vulnerability_cvss3_meta_tempscore exploit_price_0day countermeasure_patch_name source_sectracker
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