GLSA-200903-34 : Amarok: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-34
(Amarok: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Tobias Klein has discovered multiple vulnerabilities in Amarok:
Multiple integer overflows in the Audible::Tag::readTag()
function in metadata/audible/audibletag.cpp trigger heap-based buffer
overflows (CVE-2009-0135).
Multiple array index errors in the
Audible::Tag::readTag() function in metadata/audible/audibletag.cpp can
lead to invalid pointer dereferences, or the writing of a 0x00 byte to
an arbitrary memory location after an allocation failure

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
Audible Audio (.aa) file with a large 'nlen' or 'vlen' tag value to
execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Amarok users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/amarok-1.4.10-r2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35985 (gentoo_GLSA-200903-34.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 33210

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0135