GLSA 200803-22 LIVE555 Media Server: Denial of Service
Posted on: 03/13/2008 11:30 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - LIVE555 Media Server: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200803-22
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: LIVE555 Media Server: Denial of Service
Date: March 13, 2008
Bugs: #204065
ID: 200803-22

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Synopsis
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A Denial of Service vulnerability has been reported in LIVE555 Media
Server.

Background
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LIVE555 Media Server is a set of libraries for multimedia streaming.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-plugins/live lt; 2008.02.08 gt;= 2008.02.08

Description
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Luigi Auriemma reported a signedness error in the
parseRTSPRequestString() function when processing short RTSP queries.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send a specially crafted RTSP query to the
vulnerable server, resulting in a crash.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All LIVE555 Media Server users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-plugins/live-2008.02.08"

Note: Due to ABI changes, applications built against LIVE555 Media
Server such as VLC or MPlayer should also be rebuilt.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-6036
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6036

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-200803-22.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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