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Improper Input Validation

CVE-2015-6821

Severity High
Score 7.3/10

Summary

The 'ff_mpv_common_init' function in 'libavcodec/mpegvideo.c' in FFmpeg before 2.4.11, 2.5.x before 2.5.8, 2.6.x before 2.6.4, and 2.7.x before 2.7.2, does not properly maintain the encoding context, which allows remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service (invalid pointer access) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted MPEG data.

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  • NETWORK
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  • UNCHANGED
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CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published