GLSA 200608-14 DUMB: Heap buffer overflow
Posted on: 08/09/2006 03:32 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - DUMB: Heap buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200608-14
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: DUMB: Heap buffer overflow
Date: August 08, 2006
Bugs: #142387
ID: 200608-14

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Synopsis
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A heap-based buffer overflow in DUMB could result in the execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
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DUMB (Dynamic Universal Music Bibliotheque) is an IT, XM, S3M and MOD
player library.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/dumb lt; 0.9.3-r1 gt;= 0.9.3-r1

Description
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Luigi Auriemma found a heap-based buffer overflow in the
it_read_envelope function which reads the envelope values for volume,
pan and pitch of the instruments referenced in a ".it" (Impulse
Tracker) file with a large number of nodes.

Impact
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By enticing a user to load a malicious ".it" (Impulse Tracker) file, an
attacker may execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running
the application that uses a vulnerable DUMB library.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All users of DUMB should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-libs/dumb-0.9.3-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-3668
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3668

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-200608-14.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 2006 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/2.5



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