VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200809-06

Two vulnerabilities in VLC may lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-video/vlc on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.8.6i-r2
Unaffected versions >= 0.8.6i-r2

Background

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

Description

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).

Impact

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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/vlc-0.8.6i-r2"

References

Release Date
September 07, 2008

Latest Revision
September 07, 2008: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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