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Audacious: Multiple heap and buffer overflows


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200607-13 / audacious
Release Date July 29, 2006
Latest Revision July 29, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-sound/audacious < 1.1.0 >= 1.1.0 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #139957


The adplug library included in Audacious is vulnerable to various overflows that could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


Audacious is a media player that has been forked from Beep Media Player.


Luigi Auriemma has found that the adplug library fails to verify the size of the destination buffers in the unpacking instructions, resulting in various possible heap and buffer overflows.


An attacker can entice a user to load a specially crafted media file, resulting in a crash or possible execution of arbitrary code.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Audacious users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/audacious-1.1.0"

4.  References


Page updated July 29, 2006

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