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<title>FAAD2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>
A buffer overflow in FAAD2 might lead to user-assisted execution of
arbitrary code via an MP4 file.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">faad2</product>
<announced>November 09, 2008</announced>
<revised>November 09, 2008: 01</revised>
<bug>238445</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="media-libs/faad2" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.6.1-r2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.6.1-r2</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
FAAD2 is an open source MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 AAC decoder.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
The ICST-ERCIS (Peking University) reported a heap-based buffer
overflow in the decodeMP4file() function in frontend/main.c.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
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.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All FAAD2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-libs/faad2-2.6.1-r2&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4201">CVE-2008-4201</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 01 Oct 2008 21:20:46 +0000">
keytoaster
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 21 Oct 2008 20:30:57 +0000">
keytoaster
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 30 Oct 2008 23:45:59 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
</glsa>