GLSA-201612-29 : libmms: Remote execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 95697
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll libmms users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libmms-0.6.4'