LIVE555 Media Server: Denial of Service

2008-03-13T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200803-22
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2008-03-13T00:00:00

Description

Background

LIVE555 Media Server is a set of libraries for multimedia streaming.

Description

Luigi Auriemma reported a signedness error in the parseRTSPRequestString() function when processing short RTSP queries.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted RTSP query to the vulnerable server, resulting in a crash.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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.