GLSA-200809-06 : 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-200809-06
(VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities)

g_ reported the following vulnerabilities:
An integer
overflow leading to a heap-based buffer overflow in the Open() function
in modules/demux/tta.c (CVE-2008-3732).
A signedness error
leading to a stack-based buffer overflow in the mms_ReceiveCommand()
function in modules/access/mms/mmstu.c (CVE-2008-3794).

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file,
possibly resulting in the remote 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-0.8.6i-r2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34105 (gentoo_GLSA-200809-06.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3732

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