Kodi: Arbitrary code execution — GLSA 201710-21

An integer overflow vulnerability in Kodi could result in remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-tv/kodi on all architectures
Affected versions < 17.3-r1
Unaffected versions >= 17.3-r1

Background

Kodi is a free and open source media-center and entertainment hub previously known as XBMC.

Description

Kodi is vulnerable due to shipping with an embedded version of UnRAR. Please review the referenced CVE identifier for details.

Impact

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to process a specifically crafted RAR file, could execute arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Kodi users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-tv/kodi-17.3-r1"
 

References

Release Date
October 22, 2017

Latest Revision
October 22, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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