GLSA-200608-24 : AlsaPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22286


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


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


AlsaPlayer 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'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22286

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200608-24.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/08/30

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:alsaplayer, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4089

OSVDB: 27883, 27884, 27885

GLSA: 200608-24