Ubuntu 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : amarok vulnerabilities (USN-739-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37607


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


It was discovered that Amarok did not correctly handle certain malformed tags in Audible Audio (.aa) files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted Audible Audio file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37607

File Name: ubuntu_USN-739-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/12/01

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:amarok, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:amarok-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:amarok-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:amarok-engine-xine, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:amarok-engine-yauap, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:amarok-engines, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:amarok-xine, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/17

Reference Information

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

BID: 33210

OSVDB: 53459

USN: 739-1

CWE: 119, 189