GLSA 200703-11 Amarok: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 03/14/2007 01:05 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Amarok: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200703-11
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Amarok: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code
Date: March 13, 2007
Bugs: #166901
ID: 200703-11

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Synopsis
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The Magnatune component shipped with Amarok is vulnerable to the
injection of arbitrary shell code from a malicious Magnatune server.

Background
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Amarok is an advanced music player.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-sound/amarok lt; 1.4.5-r1 gt;= 1.4.5-r1

Description
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The Magnatune downloader doesn't quote the "m_currentAlbumFileName"
parameter while calling the "unzip" shell command.

Impact
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A compromised or malicious Magnatune server can remotely execute
arbitrary shell code with the rights of the user running Amarok on a
client that have previously registered for buying music.

Workaround
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Do not use the Magnatune component of Amarok.

Resolution
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All Amarok users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-sound/amarok-1.4.5-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] SA24159
http://secunia.com/advisories/24159

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-200703-11.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 2007 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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