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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200709-06 ] flac123: Buffer overflow Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: flac123: Buffer overflow (GLSA 200709-06)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: September 14, 2007
Bug(s): #186220
ID: 200709-06

Synopsis

flac123 is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability, which could allow for the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

flac123 is a command-line application for playing FLAC audio files.

Affected Packages

Package: media-sound/flac123
Vulnerable: < 0.0.11
Unaffected: >= 0.0.11
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A possible buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in the local__vcentry_parse_value() function in vorbiscomment.c.

Impact

An attacker could entice a user to play a specially crafted audio file, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All flac123 users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/flac123-0.0.11"


References

CVE-2007-3507
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