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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-39

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-39
Posted Jan 17, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-39 - A buffer overflow in VLC might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. Versions less than 2.2.4 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, overflow, arbitrary
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-5108
SHA-256 | f487d45d161cc8c97bfe751cc0a495e171eecfd286680952e6a746196689205e

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-39

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Severity: Normal
Title: VLC: Buffer overflow
Date: January 17, 2017
Bugs: #584510
ID: 201701-39

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Synopsis
========

A buffer overflow in VLC might allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code.

Background
==========

VLC is a cross-platform media player and streaming server.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-video/vlc < 2.2.4 >= 2.2.4

Description
===========

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.

Resolution
==========

All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/vlc-2.2.4"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2016-5108
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-5108

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

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

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2017 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5


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