GLSA 200504-07: GnomeVFS, libcdaudio: CDDB response overflow
Posted on: 04/08/2005 09:50 AM

A GnomeVFS security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200504-07
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: GnomeVFS, libcdaudio: CDDB response overflow
Date: April 08, 2005
Bugs: #84936
ID: 200504-07

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Synopsis
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The GnomeVFS and libcdaudio libraries contain a buffer overflow that can be triggered by a large CDDB response, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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GnomeVFS is a filesystem abstraction library for the GNOME desktop environment. libcdaudio is a multi-platform CD player development library. They both include code to query CDDB servers to get Audio CD track titles.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 gnome-base/gnome-vfs lt; 2.8.4-r1 gt;= 2.8.4-r1
2 media-libs/libcdaudio lt; 0.99.10-r1 gt;= 0.99.10-r1
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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Joseph VanAndel has discovered a buffer overflow in Grip when processing large CDDB results (see GLSA 200503-21). The same overflow is present in GnomeVFS and libcdaudio code.

Impact
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A malicious CDDB server could cause applications making use of GnomeVFS or libcdaudio libraries to crash, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All GnomeVFS users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=gnome-base/gnome-vfs-2.8.4-r1"

All libcdaudio users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-libs/libcdaudio-0.99.10-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-0706
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0706
[ 2 ] GLSA 200503-21
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-21.xml

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-200504-07.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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