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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   FFmpeg Vendors:   ffmpeg.sourceforge.net
FFmpeg Motion JPEG Processing Flaw in ff_mjpeg_decode_sof() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033078
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033078
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-1872   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 27 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.5.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in FFmpeg. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A remote user can create specially crafted Montion JPEG data that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an out-of-bounds array access in ff_mjpeg_decode_sof() in 'libavcodec/mjpegdec.c' and cause denial of service conditions.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

http://git.videolan.org/?p=ffmpeg.git;a=commit;h=fabbfaa095660982cc0bc63242c459561fa37037

Vendor URL:  sourceforge.net/projects/ffmpeg/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 4 2016 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) FFmpeg Motion JPEG Processing Flaw in ff_mjpeg_decode_sof() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Ubuntu has issued a fix for libav for Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS.



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