Audacity: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 200903-03

A boundary error in Audacity allows for the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-sound/audacity on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.3.6
Unaffected versions >= 1.3.6

Background

Audacity is a free cross-platform audio editor.

Description

Houssamix discovered a boundary error in the String_parse::get_nonspace_quoted() function in lib-src/allegro/strparse.cpp.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user into importing a specially crafted *.gro file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Audacity users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/audacity-1.3.6"

References

Release Date
March 06, 2009

Latest Revision
March 06, 2009: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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