GLSA-200811-03 : FAAD2: 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-200811-03
(FAAD2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

The ICST-ERCIS (Peking University) reported a heap-based buffer
overflow in the decodeMP4file() function in frontend/main.c.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
MPEG-4 (MP4) file in an application using FAAD2, possibly leading to
the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All FAAD2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/faad2-2.6.1-r2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34734 (gentoo_GLSA-200811-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4201