Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3957-1 ffmpeg -- security update

Date Reported:
28 Aug 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-9608, CVE-2017-9993, CVE-2017-11399, CVE-2017-11665, CVE-2017-11719.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in FFmpeg, a multimedia player, server and encoder. These issues could lead to Denial-of-Service and, in some situation, the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2017-9608

    Yihan Lian of Qihoo 360 GearTeam discovered a NULL pointer access when parsing a crafted MOV file.

  • CVE-2017-9993

    Thierry Foucu discovered that it was possible to leak information from files and symlinks ending in common multimedia extensions, using the HTTP Live Streaming.

  • CVE-2017-11399

    Liu Bingchang of IIE discovered an integer overflow in the APE decoder that can be triggered by a crafted APE file.

  • CVE-2017-11665

    JunDong Xie of Ant-financial Light-Year Security Lab discovered that an attacker able to craft a RTMP stream can crash FFmpeg.

  • CVE-2017-11719

    Liu Bingchang of IIE discovered an out-of-bound access that can be triggered by a crafted DNxHD file.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 7:3.2.7-1~deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your ffmpeg packages.