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<title>VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities</title>
<synopsis>
Multiple vulnerabilities in VLC may allow for the execution of arbitrary
code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">vlc</product>
<announced>July 31, 2008</announced>
<revised>July 31, 2008: 01</revised>
<bug>221959</bug>
<bug>230692</bug>
<access>local, remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="media-video/vlc" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.8.6i</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.8.6i</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
VLC is a cross-platform media player and streaming server.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<ul><li>Remi Denis-Courmont reported that VLC loads plugins from the
current working directory in an unsafe manner (CVE-2008-2147).</li>
<li>Alin Rad Pop (Secunia Research) reported an integer overflow error
in the Open() function in the file modules/demux/wav.c
(CVE-2008-2430).</li>
</ul>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted .wav
file, and a local attacker could entice a user to run VLC from a
directory containing specially crafted modules, possibly resulting in
the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
the application.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-video/vlc-0.8.6i&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2147">CVE-2008-2147</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2430">CVE-2008-2430</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Thu, 22 May 2008 17:39:12 +0000">
keytoaster
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 03 Jun 2008 15:20:33 +0000">
vorlon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 22 Jul 2008 11:52:52 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
</glsa>