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Debian: CVE-2019-14442: libav -- security update

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Debian: CVE-2019-14442: libav -- security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
07/30/2019
Created
09/04/2019
Added
09/03/2019
Modified
02/10/2020

Description

In mpc8_read_header in libavformat/mpc8.c in Libav 12.3, an input file can result in an avio_seek infinite loop and hang, with 100% CPU consumption. Attackers could leverage this vulnerability to cause a denial of service via a crafted file.

Solution(s)

  • debian-upgrade-libav

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