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VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities



VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities
VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities



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

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

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

Description
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* 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
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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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
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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?
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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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