GLSA-200903-34 : Amarok: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 35985


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-34 (Amarok: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Tobias Klein has discovered multiple vulnerabilities in Amarok:
Multiple integer overflows in the Audible::Tag::readTag() function in metadata/audible/audibletag.cpp trigger heap-based buffer overflows (CVE-2009-0135).
Multiple array index errors in the Audible::Tag::readTag() function in metadata/audible/audibletag.cpp can lead to invalid pointer dereferences, or the writing of a 0x00 byte to an arbitrary memory location after an allocation failure (CVE-2009-0136).
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted Audible Audio (.aa) file with a large 'nlen' or 'vlen' tag value to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Amarok users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/amarok-1.4.10-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35985

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200903-34.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/03/22

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0135, CVE-2009-0136

BID: 33210

OSVDB: 53459

GLSA: 200903-34

CWE: 119, 189