GLSA-200804-25 : VLC: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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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-200804-25
(VLC: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in VLC:
Luigi Auriemma discovered that the stack-based buffer overflow when
reading subtitles, which has been reported as CVE-2007-6681 in GLSA
200803-13, was not properly fixed (CVE-2008-1881).
Alin Rad Pop of Secunia reported an array indexing vulnerability in the
sdpplin_parse() function when processing streams from RTSP servers in
Xine code, which is also used in VLC (CVE-2008-0073).
Drew Yao and Nico Golde reported an integer overflow in the
MP4_ReadBox_rdrf() function in the file libmp4.c leading to a
heap-based buffer overflow when reading MP4 files (CVE-2008-1489).
Drew Yao also reported integer overflows in the MP4 demuxer,
the Real demuxer and in the Cinepak codec, which might lead to buffer
overflows (CVE-2008-1768).
Drew Yao finally discovered and a
boundary error in Cinepak, which might lead to memory corruption

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media
file or stream, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/vlc-0.8.6f'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32045 (gentoo_GLSA-200804-25.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6681