CVSS 3.1 Score 9.8 of 10 (high)


Published Jul 28, 2023
Updated: May 17, 2024


CVE-2023-39018 is a code injection vulnerability discovered in FFmpeg versions 0.7.0 and below. The vulnerability exists in the net.bramp.ffmpeg.FFmpeg.<constructor> component and can be exploited by passing an unchecked argument. Multiple third parties dispute the existence of realistic use cases where uses untrusted input for the executable file path. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of CRITICAL with a base score of 9.8 according to [email protected]. It poses a high risk to organizations as it can be exploited remotely over a network, potentially compromising the confidentiality and integrity of the affected systems. Remediation involves updating FFmpeg to a version that is not impacted by this vulnerability.


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