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[GLSA-200605-14] libextractor: Two heap-based buffer overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
libextractor: Two heap-based buffer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-14
(libextractor: Two heap-based buffer overflows)


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 test, and the other occurs in the
parse_trak_atom function in the Qt test.

Impact

By enticing a user to open a malformed file using an application
that employs libextractor and its ASF or Qt tests, a possible hacker could
execute arbitrary code in the context of the application running the
affected library.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2458
http://aluigi.altervista.org/adv/libextho-adv.txt


Solution:
All libextractor users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libextractor-0.5.14"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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