Grip contains a buffer overflow that can be triggered by a large CDDB response, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||media-sound/grip on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 3.3.0|
|Unaffected versions||>= 3.3.0|
Grip is a GTK+ based audio CD player/ripper.
Joseph VanAndel has discovered a buffer overflow in Grip when processing large CDDB results.
A malicious CDDB server could cause Grip to crash by returning more then 16 matches, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Disable automatic CDDB queries, but we highly encourage users to upgrade to 3.3.0.
All Grip users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/grip-3.3.0"
March 17, 2005
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