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

High Nessus Plugin ID 95697


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95697

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-29.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/12

Modified: 2016/12/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2892

GLSA: 201612-29