AlsaPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200608-24 / AlsaPlayer
||August 26, 2006
||August 26, 2006: 01
All supported architectures
AlsaPlayer is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows which could lead to
the execution of arbitrary code.
AlsaPlayer is a heavily multithreaded PCM player that tries to utilize
ALSA utilities and drivers. As of June 2004, the project is inactive.
AlsaPlayer contains three buffer overflows: in the function that
handles the HTTP connections, the GTK interface, and the CDDB querying
An attacker could exploit the first vulnerability by enticing a user to
load a malicious URL resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with
the permissions of the user running AlsaPlayer.
There is no known workaround at this time.
AlsaPlayer has been masked in Portage pending the resolution of these
issues. AlsaPlayer users are advised to uninstall the package until
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --ask --unmerge "media-sound/alsaplayer"