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[ GLSA 200903-31 ] libcdaudio: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 22:10:05 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200903-31
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: libcdaudio: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
      Date: March 17, 2009
      Bugs: #245649
        ID: 200903-31

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability in libcdaudio might allow for the remote execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
==========

libcdaudio is a library of CD audio related routines.

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

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                /   Vulnerable   /              Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-libs/libcdaudio     < 0.99.12-r1              >= 0.99.12-r1

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

A heap-based buffer overflow has been reported in the
cddb_read_disc_data() function in cddb.c when processing overly long
CDDB data.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious CDDB
server, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All libcdaudio users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libcdaudio-0.99.12-r1"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-5030
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5030

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200903-31.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 2009 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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