NAS: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200704-20

The Network Audio System is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could result in the execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.

Affected Packages

media-libs/nas on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.8b
Unaffected versions >= 1.8b

Background

NAS is a network transparent, client/server audio transport system.

Description

Luigi Auriemma has discovered multiple vulnerabilities in NAS, some of which include a buffer overflow in the function accept_att_local(), an integer overflow in the function ProcAuWriteElement(), and a null pointer error in the function ReadRequestFromClient().

Impact

An attacker having access to the NAS daemon could send an overly long slave name to the server, leading to the execution of arbitrary code with root privileges. A remote attacker could also send a specially crafted packet containing an invalid client ID, which would crash the server and result in a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All NAS users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/nas-1.8b"

References

Release Date
April 23, 2007

Latest Revision
April 23, 2007: 01

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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