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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200608-24 ] AlsaPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: AlsaPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows (GLSA 200608-24)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: August 26, 2006
Bug(s): #143402
ID: 200608-24

Synopsis


AlsaPlayer is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows which could lead to
the execution of arbitrary code.


Background


AlsaPlayer is a heavily multithreaded PCM player that tries to utilize
ALSA utilities and drivers. As of June 2004, the project is inactive.


Affected Packages

Package: media-sound/alsaplayer
Vulnerable: <= 0.99.76-r3
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


AlsaPlayer contains three buffer overflows: in the function that
handles the HTTP connections, the GTK interface, and the CDDB querying
mechanism.


Impact


An attacker could exploit the first vulnerability by enticing a user to
load a malicious URL resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with
the permissions of the user running AlsaPlayer.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


AlsaPlayer has been masked in Portage pending the resolution of these
issues. AlsaPlayer users are advised to uninstall the package until
further notice:
Code:
# emerge --ask --unmerge "media-sound/alsaplayer"


References

CVE-2006-4089


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