nginx ngx_http_mp4_module.c buffer overflow

nginx-ngxhttpmp4module-bo (74831) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

nginx is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the ngx_http_mp4_module.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted mp4 file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of nginx (1.0.15 or 1.1.19 or later), available from the nginx Web site. See References.

References:

  • nginx Web site: nginx.
  • Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 812093 Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 812093: CVE-2012-2089 nginx: arbitrary code execution in mp4 pseudo-streaming module.
  • BID-52999: nginx 'ngx_http_mp4_module.c' Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-2089: Buffer overflow in ngx_http_mp4_module.c in the ngx_http_mp4_module module in nginx 1.0.7 through 1.0.14 and 1.1.3 through 1.1.18, when the mp4 directive is used, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory overwrite) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted MP4 file.
  • OSVDB ID: 81339: nginx ngx_http_mp4_module Module Atom MP4 File Handling Remote Overflow
  • SA48827: nginx ngx_http_mp4_module Module Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Igor Sysoev Nginx 1.0.14
  • Igor Sysoev Nginx 1.0.17
  • Igor Sysoev Nginx 1.0.8
  • Igor Sysoev Nginx 1.0.9

Reported:

Apr 12, 2012

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