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

From: Tobias Heinlein <keytoaster@gentoo.org>
To: gentoo-announce@gentoo.org
Cc: bugtraq@securityfocus.com,full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk,security-alerts@linuxsecurity.com
Subject: [ GLSA 200903-03 ] Audacity: User-assisted execution of arbitrary- code
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200903-03
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Audacity: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
      Date: March 06, 2009
      Bugs: #253493
        ID: 200903-03

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

Audacity is a free cross-platform audio editor.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-sound/audacity       < 1.3.6                       >= 1.3.6

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
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2009-0490
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0490

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200903-03.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5





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