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[ GLSA 200809-06 ] VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2008 21:21:51 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200809-06
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   Severity: Normal
      Title: VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities
       Date: September 07, 2008
       Bugs: #235238, #235589
         ID: 200809-06

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Synopsis
========

Two vulnerabilities in VLC may lead to the remote 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-r2                     >= 0.8.6i-r2

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
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   [ 1 ] CVE-2008-3732
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3732
   [ 2 ] CVE-2008-3794
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3794

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

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

   http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200809-06.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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