GLSA-200903-03 : Audacity: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 35793
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-03 (Audacity: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
Houssamix discovered a boundary error in the String_parse::get_nonspace_quoted() function in lib-src/allegro/strparse.cpp.
A remote attacker could entice a user into importing a specially crafted *.gro file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Audacity users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/audacity-1.3.6'