GLSA 200503-21: Grip: CDDB response overflow
Posted on: 03/17/2005 01:55 PM

A Grip security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200503-21
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Grip: CDDB response overflow
Date: March 17, 2005
Bugs: #84704
ID: 200503-21

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Synopsis
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Grip contains a buffer overflow that can be triggered by a large CDDB response, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Grip is a GTK+ based audio CD player/ripper.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-sound/grip lt; 3.3.0 gt;= 3.3.0

Description
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Joseph VanAndel has discovered a buffer overflow in Grip when processing large CDDB results.

Impact
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A malicious CDDB server could cause Grip to crash by returning more then 16 matches, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
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Disable automatic CDDB queries, but we highly encourage users to upgrade to 3.3.0.

Resolution
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All Grip users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-sound/grip-3.3.0"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-0706
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0706
[ 2 ] Original Bug Report
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=3714atid=103714func=detailaid=834724

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200503-21.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0



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