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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10


The che_configure function in libavcodec/aacdec_template.c, in FFmpeg prior to versions 2.8.11 and 3.2.3, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (allocation of huge memory, and being killed by the OS) via a crafted MOV file.

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CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published