PLIB: Buffer overflow vulnerability — GLSA 201606-16

A buffer overflow in PLIB might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-libs/plib on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.8.5-r1
Unaffected versions >= 1.8.5-r1

Background

PLIB includes sound effects, music, a complete 3D engine, font rendering, a simple Windowing library, a game scripting language, a GUI, networking, 3D math library and a collection of handy utility functions.

Description

A buffer overflow in PLIB allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving a long error message, as demonstrated by a crafted acc file for TORCS.

Impact

Remote attackers could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All PLIB users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --verbose --oneshot ">=media-libs/plib-1.8.5-r1"
 

References

Release Date
June 26, 2016

Latest Revision
June 26, 2016: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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