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|Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:06 am Post subject: [ GLSA 201312-11 ] Win32 Codecs: User-assisted execution of
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Win32 Codecs: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201312-11)
Date: December 16, 2013
A buffer overflow vulnerability in Win32 Codecs can potentially
allow for user-assisted arbitrary code execution.
Win32 Codecs is a set of Windows audio and video playback codecs.
Vulnerable: <= 20071007-r4
Architectures: All supported architectures
A heap-based buffer overflow exists when handling Shockwave Flash files.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted Flash
file using a package linked against Win32 Codecs, possibly resulting in
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a
Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
Gentoo has discontinued support for Win32 Codecs. We recommend that
users unmerge Win32 Codecs:
|# emerge --unmerge "media-libs/win32codecs"