TunePimp: Buffer overflow — GLSA 200607-11

A vulnerability in TunePimp has been reported which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-libs/tunepimp on all architectures
Affected versions <= 0.4.2
Unaffected versions >= 0.5.0

Background

The TunePimp library (also referred to as libtunepimp) is a development library geared towards developers who wish to create MusicBrainz enabled tagging applications.

Description

Kevin Kofler has reported a vulnerability where three stack variables are allocated with 255, 255 and 100 bytes respectively, yet 256 bytes are read into each. This could lead to buffer overflows.

Impact

Running an affected version of TunePimp could lead to the execution of arbitrary code by a remote attacker.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All tunepimp users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/tunepimp-0.5."

References

Release Date
July 28, 2006

Latest Revision
June 01, 2007: 02

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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