Monday, July 12, 2021

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202107-18

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 202107-18
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: BladeEnc: Buffer overflow
Date: July 08, 2021
Bugs: #631394
ID: 202107-18

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow in BladeEnc might allow arbitrary code execution.

Background
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BladeEnc is an mp3 encoder.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-sound/bladeenc < 0.94.2-r1 Vulnerable!
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NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate
to another package if one is available or wait for the
existing packages to be marked stable by their
architecture maintainers.

Description
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A crafted file could cause a buffer overflow in the iteration_loop
function in BladeEnc.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted using
BladeEnc, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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Gentoo has discontinued support for BladeEnc. We recommend that users
unmerge ssvnc:

# emerge --ask --depclean "media-sound/bladeenc"

NOTE: The Gentoo developer(s) maintaining BladeEnc have discontinued
support at this time. It may be possible that a new Gentoo developer
will update BladeEnc at a later date. We do not have a suggestion for a
replacement at this time.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-14648
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-14648

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202107-18

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
[email protected] or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2021 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

 

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