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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200707-12 ] VLC media player: Format string vulnerabi Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: VLC media player: Format string vulnerabilities (GLSA 200707-12)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: July 28, 2007
Bug(s): #182389
ID: 200707-12

Synopsis

A vulnerability has been discovered in VLC media player, allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background

VLC media player is a multimedia player for various audio and video formats.

Affected Packages

Package: media-video/vlc
Vulnerable: < 0.8.6c
Unaffected: >= 0.8.6c
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

David Thiel from iSEC Partners Inc. discovered format string errors in various plugins when parsing data. The affected plugins include Vorbis, Theora, CDDA and SAP.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running VLC media player.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All VLC media player users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/vlc-0.8.6c"


References

CVE-2007-3316
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