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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-2161

Original release date: 05/20/2011
Last revised: 05/23/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The ape_read_header function in ape.c in libavformat in FFmpeg before 0.5.4, as used in MPlayer, VideoLAN VLC media player, and other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via an APE (aka Monkey's Audio) file that contains a header but no frames.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu/
External Source: MISC
Name: http://packetstorm.linuxsecurity.com/1103-exploits/vlc105-dos.txt
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/FFmpeg/FFmpeg/commit/8312e3fc9041027a33c8bc667bb99740fdf41dd5
Type: Patch Information; Exploit

Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)