GLSA-200803-22 : LIVE555 Media Server: Denial of Service
High Nessus Plugin ID 31593
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted RTSP query to the vulnerable server, resulting in a crash.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll 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.