GLSA-200812-24 : VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-200812-24
(VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Tobias Klein reported the following vulnerabilities:
stack-based buffer overflow when processing CUE image files in
modules/access/vcd/cdrom.c (CVE-2008-5032).
A stack-based
buffer overflow when processing RealText (.rt) subtitle files in the
ParseRealText() function in modules/demux/subtitle.c
An integer overflow when processing RealMedia
(.rm) files in the ReadRealIndex() function in real.c in the Real
demuxer plugin, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted CUE
image file, RealMedia file or RealText subtitle file, possibly
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running the application.

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-0.9.8a'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35271 (gentoo_GLSA-200812-24.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 32125

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5032