GLSA 200903-03 Audacity: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 03/07/2009 12:50 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200903-03
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Audacity: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: March 06, 2009
Bugs: #253493
ID: 200903-03

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Synopsis
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A boundary error in Audacity allows for the execution of arbitrary
code.

Background
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Audacity is a free cross-platform audio editor.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-sound/audacity lt; 1.3.6 gt;= 1.3.6

Description
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Houssamix discovered a boundary error in the
String_parse::get_nonspace_quoted() function in
lib-src/allegro/strparse.cpp.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user into importing a specially
crafted *.gro file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or a
Denial of Service.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Audacity users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-sound/audacity-1.3.6"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-0490
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0490

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-200903-03.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 2009 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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