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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Amarok: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200703-11)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 13, 2007
Bug(s): #166901
ID: 200703-11

Synopsis

The Magnatune component shipped with Amarok is vulnerable to the injection of arbitrary shell code from a malicious Magnatune server.

Background

Amarok is an advanced music player.

Affected Packages

Package: media-sound/amarok
Vulnerable: < 1.4.5-r1
Unaffected: >= 1.4.5-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

The Magnatune downloader doesn't quote the "m_currentAlbumFileName" parameter while calling the "unzip" shell command.

Impact

A compromised or malicious Magnatune server can remotely execute arbitrary shell code with the rights of the user running Amarok on a client that have previously registered for buying music.

Workaround

Do not use the Magnatune component of Amarok.

Resolution

All Amarok users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/amarok-1.4.5-r1"


References

SA24159
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