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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Amarok: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200903-34)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 20, 2009
Bug(s): #254896
ID: 200903-34

Synopsis

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

Background

Amarok is an advanced music player.

Affected Packages

Package: media-sound/amarok
Vulnerable: < 1.4.10-r2
Unaffected: >= 1.4.10-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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

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

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Amarok users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/amarok-1.4.10-r2"


References

CVE-2009-0135
CVE-2009-0136
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