VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200809-06 / vlc
||September 07, 2008
||September 07, 2008: 01
All supported architectures
Two vulnerabilities in VLC may lead to the remote execution of arbitrary
VLC is a cross-platform media player and streaming server.
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).
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/vlc-0.8.6i-r2"