Intrusion Prevention

Ffdshow.URL.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a buffer-overflow vulnerability in ffdshow.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable software handles an overly long URL. It allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via sending a crafted web page.

Affected Products

ffdshow (aka ffdshow-tryout) before SVN revision 2347

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Update to ffdshow SVN at revision 2349.

CVE References

CVE-2008-5381