GLSA 200909-06 aMule: Parameter injection
Posted on: 09/09/2009 04:45 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - aMule: Parameter injection. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200909-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: aMule: Parameter injection
Date: September 09, 2009
Bugs: #268163
ID: 200909-06

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Synopsis
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An input validation error in aMule enables remote attackers to pass
arbitrary parameters to a victim's media player.

Background
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aMule is an eMule-like client for the eD2k and Kademlia networks,
supporting multiple platforms.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-p2p/amule lt; 2.2.5 gt;=3D 2.2.5

Description
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Sam Hocevar discovered that the aMule preview function does not
properly sanitize file names.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to download a file with a
specially crafted file name to inject arbitrary arguments to the
victim's video player.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All aMule users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose =3Dnet-p2p/amule-2.2.5

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-1440
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-1440

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-200909-06.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
https://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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