VDB-92508 · CVE-2016-7424 · BID 93038

libav up to 11.7 MP3 File x86/rnd_template.c put_no_rnd_pixels8_xy2_mmx null pointer dereference

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A vulnerability was found in libav up to 11.7 (Multimedia Player Software). It has been classified as problematic. Affected is the function put_no_rnd_pixels8_xy2_mmx of the file x86/rnd_template.c of the component MP3 File Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-476. A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The weakness was presented 10/07/2016 by Agostino Sarubbo with Gentoo (Website). The advisory is shared for download at debian.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-7424 since 09/09/2016. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 93848 (Debian DSA-3685-1 : libav - security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (93848).




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.4

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VulDB Temp Score: 5.3
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-476 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 93848
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3685-1 : libav - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 703685
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3685-1 (libav - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Patch: 136f55207521f0b03194ef5b55ba70f1635d6aee


09/09/2016 🔍
09/17/2016 +8 days 🔍
10/04/2016 +17 days 🔍
10/05/2016 +1 days 🔍
10/07/2016 +2 days 🔍
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10/08/2016 +1 days 🔍
09/22/2022 +2175 days 🔍


Advisory: debian.org
Researcher: Agostino Sarubbo
Organization: Gentoo
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-7424 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 93038 - Libav CVE-2016-7424 NULL Pointer Dereference Denial of Service Vulnerability


Created: 10/08/2016 07:01 PM
Updated: 09/22/2022 05:01 PM
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