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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200903-03 ] Audacity: User-assisted execution of arbi Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Audacity: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200903-03)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 06, 2009
Bug(s): #253493
ID: 200903-03

Synopsis

A boundary error in Audacity allows for the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Audacity is a free cross-platform audio editor.

Affected Packages

Package: media-sound/audacity
Vulnerable: < 1.3.6
Unaffected: >= 1.3.6
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Houssamix discovered a boundary error in the String_parse::get_nonspace_quoted() function in lib-src/allegro/strparse.cpp.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user into importing a specially crafted *.gro file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Audacity users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/audacity-1.3.6"


References

CVE-2009-0490
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