GLSA-201612-29 : libmms: Remote 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-201612-29
(libmms: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in the get_answer function
within mmsh.c of libmms.

Impact :

A remote attacker might send a specially crafted MMS over HTTP (MMSH)
response, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the process.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-29

Solution :

All libmms users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libmms-0.6.4'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95697 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2892

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