GLSA 200803-08 Win32 binary codecs: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 03/05/2008 12:20 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Win32 binary codecs: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200803-08
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Win32 binary codecs: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 04, 2008
Bugs: #150288
ID: 200803-08

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in the Win32 codecs for Linux may result in
the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Win32 binary codecs provide support for video and audio playback.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/win32codecs lt; 20071007-r2 gt;= 20071007-r2

Description
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Multiple buffer overflow, heap overflow, and integer overflow
vulnerabilities were discovered in the Quicktime plugin when processing
MOV, FLC, SGI, H.264 and FPX files.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted video
file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Win32 binary codecs users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
"gt;=media-libs/win32codecs-20071007-r2"

Note: Since no updated binary versions have been released, the
Quicktime libraries have been removed from the package. Please use the
free alternative Quicktime implementations within VLC, MPlayer or Xine
for playback.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-4382
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4382
[ 2 ] CVE-2006-4384
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4384
[ 3 ] CVE-2006-4385
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4385
[ 4 ] CVE-2006-4386
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4386
[ 5 ] CVE-2006-4388
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4388
[ 6 ] CVE-2006-4389
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4389
[ 7 ] CVE-2007-4674
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4674
[ 8 ] CVE-2007-6166
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6166

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200803-08.xml

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
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2008 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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