GLSA-200803-22 : LIVE555 Media Server: Denial of Service

High Nessus Plugin ID 31593


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200803-22 (LIVE555 Media Server: Denial of Service)

Luigi Auriemma reported a signedness error in the parseRTSPRequestString() function when processing short RTSP queries.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted RTSP query to the vulnerable server, resulting in a crash.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All LIVE555 Media Server users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-plugins/live-2008.02.08' Note: Due to ABI changes, applications built against LIVE555 Media Server such as VLC or MPlayer should also be rebuilt.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31593

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200803-22.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/03/17

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:live, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6036

OSVDB: 39489

GLSA: 200803-22

CWE: 20