GLSA-201701-39 : VLC: Buffer overflow

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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-201701-39
(VLC: Buffer overflow)

A buffer overflow was discovered in the DecodeAdpcmImaQT function in
modules/codec/adpcm.c in the VideoLAN VLC media player.

Impact :

Remote attackers, by enticing a user to execute a specially crafted
QuickTime IMA file, could cause a Denial of Service condition or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-39

Solution :

All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/vlc-2.2.4'

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: 96543 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5108

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