Audacious: Multiple heap and buffer overflows — GLSA 200607-13

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

Affected Packages

media-sound/audacious on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.1.0
Unaffected versions >= 1.1.0

Background

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

Description

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.

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Audacious users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References

Release Date
July 29, 2006

Latest Revision
July 29, 2006: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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