Inspection and Sanitization Guidance for Moving Picture Experts Group Standards (MPEG-W with H.264/Advanced Video Coding (AVC))

Abstract: MPEG-2 is a standard for the generic coding of moving pictures and associated audio information. It describes a combination of lossy compression methods for storage and transmission of audio and video using available storage media and transmission bandwidth. It includes an analysis of the issues with the H.264 advanced video coding, part 10 of MPEG-4. It also provides for inclusion of metadata such as Key-Length-Value, which can be obtained from unmanned aerial vehicle platforms capturing motion imagery. The MPEG-2 standard contains detail down to the bit level, fields that include metadata, conditional information, and variable length content require inspection to ensure data is not hidden or unintentionally disclosed. Given the typically large amount of data contained in MPEG-2 files, inspection and sanitization are critical to ensure that all content within the files can be displayed to end users and that files have no malicious content.

Date Published:

Last Reviewed: 02 January 2018

Identifier: CTR-U-OO-108406-18

Dissemination Control: N/A

Length: 87 page(s)

Format: pdf

Type: Reference/Overview; Report

Tags: Malicious Actor