Gentoo: 201312-04 libtheora: Arbitrary code execution
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo An integer overflow in libtheora might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201312-04
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: libtheora: Arbitrary code execution
     Date: December 03, 2013
     Bugs: #298039
       ID: 201312-04

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Synopsis
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An integer overflow in libtheora might allow remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Background
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libtheora is the reference implementation of Theora, a free and open
video compression format from the Xiph.org Foundation.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  media-libs/libtheora         < 1.1.1                    >= 1.1.1

Description
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An integer overflow flaw has been discovered in libtheora.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of
Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All libtheora users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libtheora-1.1.1"

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these
packages.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-3389
      http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2009-3389

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-201312-04.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

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belongs to its owner(s).

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