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LIVE555 Media Server: Denial of Service


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200803-22 / live
Release Date March 13, 2008
Latest Revision March 13, 2008: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-plugins/live < 2008.02.08 >= 2008.02.08 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #204065


A Denial of Service vulnerability has been reported in LIVE555 Media Server.

2.  Impact Information


LIVE555 Media Server is a set of libraries for multimedia streaming.


Luigi Auriemma reported a signedness error in the parseRTSPRequestString() function when processing short RTSP queries.


A remote attacker could send a specially crafted RTSP query to the vulnerable server, resulting in a crash.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All LIVE555 Media Server users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-plugins/live-2008.02.08"

Note: Due to ABI changes, applications built against LIVE555 Media Server such as VLC or MPlayer should also be rebuilt.

4.  References


Page updated March 13, 2008

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