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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-21

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-21
Posted Oct 22, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-21 - An integer overflow vulnerability in Kodi could result in remote execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 17.3-r1 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, overflow, arbitrary
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2012-6706
MD5 | 8e18554d9bc97a6aebb9be1cfe7fa5f2

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-21

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Severity: Normal
Title: Kodi: Arbitrary code execution
Date: October 22, 2017
Bugs: #622384
ID: 201710-21

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Synopsis
========

An integer overflow vulnerability in Kodi could result in remote
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Kodi is a free and open source media-center and entertainment hub
previously known as XBMC.

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

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-tv/kodi < 17.3-r1 >= 17.3-r1

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

Kodi is vulnerable due to shipping with an embedded version of UnRAR.
Please review the referenced CVE identifier for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to process a specifically crafted
RAR file, could execute arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Kodi users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-tv/kodi-17.3-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2012-6706
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-6706

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

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201710-21

Concerns?
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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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