GLSA-201402-05 : Banshee: Arbitrary code execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72361


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201402-05 (Banshee: Arbitrary code execution)

Banshee places a zero-length directory name in PATH, which allows libraries to be loaded from the working directory.
Impact :

A local attacker could put specially crafted library into working directory of Banshee, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Banshee users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/banshee-1.8.0-r1' NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since November 17, 2010. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72361

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201402-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/02/06

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/02/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3998

BID: 44752

OSVDB: 69105

GLSA: 201402-05