GLSA-200605-14 : libextractor: Two heap-based buffer overflows

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-14
(libextractor: Two heap-based buffer overflows)

Luigi Auriemma has found two heap-based buffer overflows in
libextractor 0.5.13 and earlier: one of them occurs in the
asf_read_header function in the ASF plugin, and the other occurs in the
parse_trak_atom function in the Qt plugin.

Impact :

By enticing a user to open a malformed file using an application
that employs libextractor and its ASF or Qt plugins, an attacker could
execute arbitrary code in the context of the application running the
affected library.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All libextractor users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libextractor-0.5.14'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21578 (gentoo_GLSA-200605-14.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2458