Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : audacity (MDVSA-2009:055)
High Nessus Plugin ID 36403
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been identified and corrected in audacity :
Stack-based buffer overflow in the String_parse::get_nonspace_quoted function in lib-src/allegro/strparse.cpp in Audacity 1.2.6 and other versions before 1.3.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a .gro file containing a long string (CVE-2009-0490).
The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.
SolutionUpdate the affected audacity package.