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<title>libextractor: Two heap-based buffer overflows</title>
<synopsis>
libextractor is vulnerable to two heap overflow vulnerabilities which could
lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">libextractor</product>
<announced>May 21, 2006</announced>
<revised>May 21, 2006: 01</revised>
<bug>133570</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="media-libs/libextractor" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.5.14</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.5.14</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
libextractor is a library used to extract metadata from arbitrary
files.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Luigi Auriemma has found two heap-based buffer overflows in
libextractor 0.5.13 and earlier: one of them occurs in the
asf_read_header function in the ASF plugin, and the other occurs in the
parse_trak_atom function in the Qt plugin.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
By enticing a user to open a malformed file using an application
that employs libextractor and its ASF or Qt plugins, an attacker could
execute arbitrary code in the context of the application running the
affected library.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All libextractor users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-libs/libextractor-0.5.14&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2458">CVE-2006-2458</uri>
<uri link="http://aluigi.altervista.org/adv/libextho-adv.txt">Original advisory</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 19 May 2006 13:49:39 +0000">
DerCorny
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 19 May 2006 13:49:51 +0000">
DerCorny
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 19 May 2006 16:16:14 +0000">
falco
</metadata>
</glsa>