GLSA-201312-11 : Win32 Codecs: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201312-11
(Win32 Codecs: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

A heap-based buffer overflow exists when handling Shockwave Flash files.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted Flash
file using a package linked against Win32 Codecs, possibly resulting in
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a
Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201312-11.xml

Solution :

Gentoo has discontinued support for Win32 Codecs. We recommend that
users unmerge Win32 Codecs:
# emerge --unmerge 'media-libs/win32codecs'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71486 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30370

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5400