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|Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200809-06 ] VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200809-06)
Date: September 07, 2008
Bug(s): #235238, #235589
Two vulnerabilities in VLC may lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.
VLC is a cross-platform media player and streaming server.
Vulnerable: < 0.8.6i-r2
Unaffected: >= 0.8.6i-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures
g_ reported the following vulnerabilities:
- An integer overflow leading to a heap-based buffer overflow in the Open() function in modules/demux/tta.c (CVE-2008-3732).
- A signedness error leading to a stack-based buffer overflow in the mms_ReceiveCommand() function in modules/access/mms/mmstu.c (CVE-2008-3794).
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/vlc-0.8.6i-r2"