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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200807-13 ] VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200807-13)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: July 31, 2008
Bug(s): #221959, #230692
ID: 200807-13

Synopsis


Multiple vulnerabilities in VLC may allow for the execution of arbitrary
code.


Background


VLC is a cross-platform media player and streaming server.


Affected Packages

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


Description

  • Remi Denis-Courmont reported that VLC loads plugins from the
    current working directory in an unsafe manner (CVE-2008-2147).
  • Alin Rad Pop (Secunia Research) reported an integer overflow error
    in the Open() function in the file modules/demux/wav.c
    (CVE-2008-2430).


Impact


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted .wav
file, and a local attacker could entice a user to run VLC from a
directory containing specially crafted modules, possibly resulting in
the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
the application.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


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


References

CVE-2008-2147
CVE-2008-2430


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