GLSA 200811-03 FAAD2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 11/09/2008 11:10 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - FAAD2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200811-03
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: FAAD2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: November 09, 2008
Bugs: #238445
ID: 200811-03

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow in FAAD2 might lead to user-assisted execution of
arbitrary code via an MP4 file.

Background
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FAAD2 is an open source MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 AAC decoder.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/faad2 lt; 2.6.1-r2 gt;= 2.6.1-r2

Description
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The ICST-ERCIS (Peking University) reported a heap-based buffer
overflow in the decodeMP4file() function in frontend/main.c.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
MPEG-4 (MP4) file in an application using FAAD2, possibly leading to
the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All FAAD2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-libs/faad2-2.6.1-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-4201
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4201

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-200811-03.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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