Kodi: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201706-17

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Kodi, the worst of which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-tv/kodi on all architectures
Affected versions < 17.2
Unaffected versions >= 17.2

Background

Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open-source media player software application.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Kodi. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted image file using Kodi, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Furthermore, a remote attacker could entice a user process a specially crafted ZIP file containing subtitles using Kodi, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Kodi users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-tv/kodi-17.2"
 

References

Release Date
June 20, 2017

Latest Revision
June 20, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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