GLSA 200709-06 flac123: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 09/15/2007 02:40 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - flac123: Buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200709-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: flac123: Buffer overflow
Date: September 14, 2007
Bugs: #186220
ID: 200709-06

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Synopsis
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flac123 is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability, which could
allow for the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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flac123 is a command-line application for playing FLAC audio files.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-sound/flac123 lt; 0.0.11 gt;= 0.0.11

Description
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A possible buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in the
local__vcentry_parse_value() function in vorbiscomment.c.

Impact
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An attacker could entice a user to play a specially crafted audio file,
which could lead to 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 flac123 users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-sound/flac123-0.0.11"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-3507
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3507

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-200709-06.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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