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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 202208-16
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 Severity: Low
    Title: faac: Denial of service
     Date: August 10, 2022
     Bugs: #762505
       ID: 202208-16

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability in faac could result in denial of service.

Background
==========

faac contains free MPEG-4 audio codecs by AudioCoding.com.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-libs/faac            < 1.30                        >= 1.30

Description
===========

An invalid pointer can be dereferenced in the huffcode function of
libfaac/huff2.c, leading to a crash.

Impact
======

An attacker with the ability to provide crafted input to faac could cause a denial of service.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All faac users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/faac-1.30"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2018-19886
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-19886

Availability
============

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

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202208-16

Concerns?
=========

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
=======

Copyright 2022 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

Gentoo: GLSA-202208-16: faac: Denial of service

Summary

An invalid pointer can be dereferenced in the huffcode function of libfaac/huff2.c, leading to a crash.

Resolution

All faac users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/faac-1.30"

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2018-19886 https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-19886

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202208-16

Concerns

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.

Severity
Severity: Low
Title: faac: Denial of service
Date: August 10, 2022
Bugs: #762505
ID: 202208-16

Synopsis

A vulnerability in faac could result in denial of service.

Background

faac contains free MPEG-4 audio codecs by AudioCoding.com.

Affected Packages

------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 media-libs/faac < 1.30 >= 1.30

Impact

An attacker with the ability to provide crafted input to faac could cause a denial of service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

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