CVE-2019-9721

NameCVE-2019-9721
DescriptionA denial of service in the subtitle decoder in FFmpeg 3.2 and 4.1 allows attackers to hog the CPU via a crafted video file in Matroska format, because handle_open_brace in libavcodec/htmlsubtitles.c has a complex format argument to sscanf.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs926666

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
ffmpeg (PTS)buster7:4.1.9-0+deb10u1fixed
buster (security)7:4.1.11-0+deb10u1fixed
bullseye (security), bullseye7:4.3.6-0+deb11u1fixed
bookworm, bookworm (security)7:5.1.4-0+deb12u1fixed
trixie7:6.1.1-1fixed
sid7:6.1.1-3fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
ffmpegsourcestretch(not affected)
ffmpegsource(unstable)7:4.1.3-1926666
libavsourcejessie(not affected)
libavsource(unstable)(unfixed)

Notes

[stretch] - ffmpeg <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
https://git.ffmpeg.org/gitweb/ffmpeg.git/commit/894995c41e0795c7a44f81adc4838dedc3932e65
[jessie] - libav <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)

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