GLSA-200504-07 : GnomeVFS, libcdaudio: CDDB response overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 18001


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-07 (GnomeVFS, libcdaudio: CDDB response overflow)

Joseph VanAndel has discovered a buffer overflow in Grip when processing large CDDB results (see GLSA 200503-21). The same overflow is present in GnomeVFS and libcdaudio code.
Impact :

A malicious CDDB server could cause applications making use of GnomeVFS or libcdaudio libraries to crash, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GnomeVFS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose gnome-base/gnome-vfs All libcdaudio users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libcdaudio-0.99.10-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18001

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200504-07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/04/08

Modified: 2018/01/12

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:gentoo:linux:gnome-vfs, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libcdaudio, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/04/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/11/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0706

OSVDB: 14643

GLSA: 200504-07