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|Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200811-03 ] FAAD2: User-assisted execution of arbitra
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: FAAD2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200811-03)
Date: November 09, 2008
A buffer overflow in FAAD2 might lead to user-assisted execution of arbitrary code via an MP4 file.
FAAD2 is an open source MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 AAC decoder.
Vulnerable: < 2.6.1-r2
Unaffected: >= 2.6.1-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures
The ICST-ERCIS (Peking University) reported a heap-based buffer overflow in the decodeMP4file() function in frontend/main.c.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted MPEG-4 (MP4) file in an application using FAAD2, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All FAAD2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/faad2-2.6.1-r2"