GLSA-200608-24 : AlsaPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-24
(AlsaPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows)

AlsaPlayer contains three buffer overflows: in the function that
handles the HTTP connections, the GTK interface, and the CDDB querying
mechanism.

Impact :

An attacker could exploit the first vulnerability by enticing a user to
load a malicious URL resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with
the permissions of the user running AlsaPlayer.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200608-24.xml

Solution :

AlsaPlayer has been masked in Portage pending the resolution of these
issues. AlsaPlayer users are advised to uninstall the package until
further notice:
# emerge --ask --unmerge 'media-sound/alsaplayer'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22286 (gentoo_GLSA-200608-24.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4089