Media decoders have historically been fertile ground for memory safety vulnerabilities. This is because they are complex, heavily used, and commonly processing untrusted data from networks.
AV1 is set to become one of the most important media formats on the Internet. As it becomes more widely used, we want people to have access to a decoder that is as memory safe as reasonably possible while delivering great performance. No such decoder exists today. We are building one.
What We've Done
The team is hard at work!
Milestones 1-4 of our work plan are funded. We're seeking additional funding to complete the remaining milestones.