LIVE555 Media Server is a set of libraries for multimedia streaming.
Luigi Auriemma reported a signedness error in the parseRTSPRequestString() function when processing short RTSP queries.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted RTSP query to the vulnerable server, resulting in a crash.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All LIVE555 Media Server users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-plugins/live-2008.02.08"
Note: Due to ABI changes, applications built against LIVE555 Media Server such as VLC or MPlayer should also be rebuilt.