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[GLSA-200605-14] libextractor: Two heap-based buffer overflows Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
libextractor: Two heap-based buffer overflows
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
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.
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
There is no known workaround at this time.
All libextractor users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libextractor-0.5.14"
Threat Level: Medium
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