GLSA 200903-34 Amarok: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 03/20/2009 10:35 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200903-34
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Amarok: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: March 20, 2009
Bugs: #254896
ID: 200903-34

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in Amarok might allow for user-assisted
execution of arbitrary code.

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; 1.4.10-r2 gt;= 1.4.10-r2

Description
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Tobias Klein has discovered multiple vulnerabilities in Amarok:

* Multiple integer overflows in the Audible::Tag::readTag() function
in metadata/audible/audibletag.cpp trigger heap-based buffer
overflows (CVE-2009-0135).

* Multiple array index errors in the Audible::Tag::readTag() function
in metadata/audible/audibletag.cpp can lead to invalid pointer
dereferences, or the writing of a 0x00 byte to an arbitrary memory
location after an allocation failure (CVE-2009-0136).

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
Audible Audio (.aa) file with a large "nlen" or "vlen" tag value to
execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Amarok users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-sound/amarok-1.4.10-r2"=


References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-0135
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0135
[ 2 ] CVE-2009-0136
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0136

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-200903-34.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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