RHEL 2.1 : grip (RHSA-2005:304)

High Nessus Plugin ID 17644


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


A new grip package is available that fixes a remote buffer overflow.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Grip is a GTK+ based front-end for CD rippers (such as cdparanoia and cdda2wav) and Ogg Vorbis encoders.

Dean Brettle discovered a buffer overflow bug in the way grip handles data returned by CDDB servers. It is possible that if a user connects to a malicious CDDB server, an attacker could execute arbitrary code on the victim's machine. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0706 to this issue.

Users of grip should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch, and is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected grip package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17644

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-304.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/03/29

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:grip, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2005/03/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/11/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0706

OSVDB: 14643

RHSA: 2005:304