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[ GLSA 200807-13 ] VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 20:26:24 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200807-13
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   Severity: Normal
      Title: VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities
       Date: July 31, 2008
       Bugs: #221959, #230692
         ID: 200807-13

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities in VLC may allow for the execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
==========

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

Affected packages
=================

     -------------------------------------------------------------------
      Package          /  Vulnerable  /                      Unaffected
     -------------------------------------------------------------------
   1  media-video/vlc      < 0.8.6i                           >= 0.8.6i

Description
===========

* Remi Denis-Courmont reported that VLC loads plugins from the
   current working directory in an unsafe manner (CVE-2008-2147).

* Alin Rad Pop (Secunia Research) reported an integer overflow error
   in the Open() function in the file modules/demux/wav.c
   (CVE-2008-2430).

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted .wav
file, and a local attacker could entice a user to run VLC from a
directory containing specially crafted modules, possibly resulting in
the 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"

References
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   [ 1 ] CVE-2008-2147
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2147
   [ 2 ] CVE-2008-2430
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2430

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

   http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200807-13.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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