GLSA-200903-03 : Audacity: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 35793


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


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Audacity users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/audacity-1.3.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35793

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200903-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/03/08

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0490

OSVDB: 51070

GLSA: 200903-03

CWE: 119