VDB-9269 · CVE-2012-2805 · BID 36465

FFmpeg 0.10 denial of service

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A vulnerability was found in FFmpeg 0.10 (Multimedia Processing Software). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-404. The program does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Unspecified vulnerability in FFMPEG 0.10 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service.

The weakness was shared 05/06/2012 as not defined changelog entry (Website). The advisory is shared at ffmpeg.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2012-2805 since 05/19/2012. The exploitation is known to be easy. 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. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1499 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 70647 (GLSA-201310-12 : FFmpeg: Multiple vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading to version 0.10.3 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (70647). The entries 6806, 7875, 7876 and 7877 are related to this item.





  • open-source

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.3

VulDB Base Score: 7.5
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 70647
Nessus Name: GLSA-201310-12 : FFmpeg: Multiple vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 841403
OpenVAS Name: Gentoo Linux Local Check: https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201310-12
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: FFmpeg 0.10.3


09/21/2009 🔍
05/06/2012 +958 days 🔍
05/06/2012 +0 days 🔍
05/19/2012 +13 days 🔍
06/26/2013 +403 days 🔍
10/27/2013 +123 days 🔍
08/28/2017 +1401 days 🔍
05/17/2021 +1358 days 🔍


Product: ffmpeg.org

Advisory: ffmpeg.org
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-2805 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 36465
OSVDB: 94529

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Created: 06/26/2013 12:05 PM
Updated: 05/17/2021 11:31 AM
Changes: 06/26/2013 12:05 PM (64), 04/15/2019 08:19 AM (10), 05/17/2021 11:31 AM (4)
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