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<glsa id="201312-11">
<title>Win32 Codecs: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>A buffer overflow vulnerability in Win32 Codecs can potentially
allow for user-assisted arbitrary code execution.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">win32codecs</product>
<announced>December 16, 2013</announced>
<revised>December 16, 2013: 1</revised>
<bug>232999</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="media-libs/win32codecs" auto="yes" arch="*">
<vulnerable range="le">20071007-r4</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>Win32 Codecs is a set of Windows audio and video playback codecs.</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>A heap-based buffer overflow exists when handling Shockwave Flash files.</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted Flash
file using a package linked against Win32 Codecs, possibly resulting in
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a
Denial of Service condition.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>Gentoo has discontinued support for Win32 Codecs. We recommend that
users unmerge Win32 Codecs:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --unmerge "media-libs/win32codecs"
</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2007-5400">CVE-2007-5400</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 11 Dec 2013 01:23:33 +0000">
creffett
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:38:30 +0000">
creffett
</metadata>
</glsa>