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Amarok: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200703-11 / amarok
Release Date March 13, 2007
Latest Revision March 13, 2007: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-sound/amarok < 1.4.5-r1 >= 1.4.5-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #166901


The Magnatune component shipped with Amarok is vulnerable to the injection of arbitrary shell code from a malicious Magnatune server.

2.  Impact Information


Amarok is an advanced music player.


The Magnatune downloader doesn't quote the "m_currentAlbumFileName" parameter while calling the "unzip" shell command.


A compromised or malicious Magnatune server can remotely execute arbitrary shell code with the rights of the user running Amarok on a client that have previously registered for buying music.

3.  Resolution Information


Do not use the Magnatune component of Amarok.


All Amarok users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/amarok-1.4.5-r1"

4.  References


Page updated March 13, 2007

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