AlsaPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows — GLSA 200608-24

AlsaPlayer is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-sound/alsaplayer on all architectures
Affected versions <= 0.99.76-r3
Unaffected versions

Background

AlsaPlayer is a heavily multithreaded PCM player that tries to utilize ALSA utilities and drivers. As of June 2004, the project is inactive.

Description

AlsaPlayer contains three buffer overflows: in the function that handles the HTTP connections, the GTK interface, and the CDDB querying mechanism.

Impact

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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

AlsaPlayer has been masked in Portage pending the resolution of these issues. AlsaPlayer users are advised to uninstall the package until further notice:

 # emerge --ask --unmerge "media-sound/alsaplayer"

References

Release Date
August 26, 2006

Latest Revision
August 26, 2006: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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