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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202208-16

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202208-16
Posted Aug 11, 2022
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202208-16 - A vulnerability in faac could result in denial of service. Versions less than 1.30 are affected.

tags | advisory, denial of service
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2018-19886
SHA-256 | 3d6e838e6056473e80700209c928494f908ed49433b803bf2bc17f5246b30317

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202208-16

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Severity: Low
Title: faac: Denial of service
Date: August 10, 2022
Bugs: #762505
ID: 202208-16

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in faac could result in denial of service.

Background
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faac contains free MPEG-4 audio codecs by AudioCoding.com.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/faac < 1.30 >= 1.30

Description
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An invalid pointer can be dereferenced in the huffcode function of
libfaac/huff2.c, leading to a crash.

Impact
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An attacker with the ability to provide crafted input to faac could cause a denial of service.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All faac users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/faac-1.30"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-19886
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-19886

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202208-16

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 2022 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.

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