GLSA-200608-24 : AlsaPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22286
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAlsaPlayer 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'