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    ArchLinux: 202007-4: ffmpeg: arbitrary code execution

    Date 31 Jul 2020
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    The package ffmpeg before version 2:4.3.1-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution.
    Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-202007-4
    =========================================
    
    Severity: High
    Date    : 2020-07-31
    CVE-ID  : CVE-2020-13904
    Package : ffmpeg
    Type    : arbitrary code execution
    Remote  : Yes
    Link    : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-1180
    
    Summary
    =======
    
    The package ffmpeg before version 2:4.3.1-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary
    code execution.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    Upgrade to 2:4.3.1-1.
    
    # pacman -Syu "ffmpeg>=2:4.3.1-1"
    
    The problem has been fixed upstream in version 4.3.1.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    None.
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    A use-after-free via a crafted EXTINF duration in an m3u8 file has been
    found in ffmpeg <= 4.2.3, because parse_playlist in libavformat/hls.c
    frees a pointer, and later that pointer is accessed in
    av_probe_input_format3 in libavformat/format.c
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    An attacker can execute arbitrary code on the affected host via crafted
    multimedia content.
    
    References
    ==========
    
    https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/8673
    https://patchwork.ffmpeg.org/project/ffmpeg/patch/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./
    https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2020-13904
    

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