GLSA-200703-11 : Amarok: User-assisted remote 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-200703-11
(Amarok: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code)

The Magnatune downloader doesn't quote the 'm_currentAlbumFileName'
parameter while calling the 'unzip' shell command.

Impact :

A compromised or malicious Magnatune server can remotely execute
arbitrary shell code with the rights of the user running Amarok on a
client that have previously registered for buying music.

Workaround :

Do not use the Magnatune component of Amarok.

See also :

Solution :

All Amarok users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/amarok-1.4.5-r1'

Risk factor :


Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24828 (gentoo_GLSA-200703-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:


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