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[ GLSA 200610-09 ] libmusicbrainz: Multiple buffer overflows
From: Matthias Geerdsen <vorlon () gentoo org>
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 20:07:01 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200610-09
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: libmusicbrainz: Multiple buffer overflows
      Date: October 22, 2006
      Bugs: #144089
        ID: 200610-09

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Synopsis
========

Multiple buffer overflows have been found in libmusicbrainz, which
could lead to a Denial of Service or possibly the execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
==========

libmusicbrainz is a client library used to access MusicBrainz music
meta data.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                 /  Vulnerable  /               Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-libs/musicbrainz       < 2.1.4                     >= 2.1.4

Description
===========

Luigi Auriemma reported a possible buffer overflow in the
MBHttp::Download function of lib/http.cpp as well as several possible
buffer overflows in lib/rdfparse.c.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could be able to execute arbitrary code or cause
Denial of Service by making use of an overly long "Location" header in
an HTTP redirect message from a malicious server or a long URL in
malicious RDF feeds.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All libmusicbrainz users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/musicbrainz-2.1.4"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-4197
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4197

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200610-09.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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