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[ GLSA 200909-06 ] aMule: Parameter injection
From: Alex Legler <a3li () gentoo org>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 15:21:42 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200909-06
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: aMule: Parameter injection
      Date: September 09, 2009
      Bugs: #268163
        ID: 200909-06

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Synopsis
========

An input validation error in aMule enables remote attackers to pass
arbitrary parameters to a victim's media player.

Background
==========

aMule is an eMule-like client for the eD2k and Kademlia networks,
supporting multiple platforms.

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

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     Package        /  Vulnerable  /                        Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-p2p/amule       < 2.2.5                              >= 2.2.5

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

Sam Hocevar discovered that the aMule preview function does not
properly sanitize file names.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to download a file with a
specially crafted file name to inject arbitrary arguments to the
victim's video player.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All aMule users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose =net-p2p/amule-2.2.5

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2009-1440
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1440

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200909-06.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
https://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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