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<glsa id="200504-07">
<title>GnomeVFS, libcdaudio: CDDB response overflow</title>
The GnomeVFS and libcdaudio libraries contain a buffer overflow that can be
triggered by a large CDDB response, potentially allowing the execution of
arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">GnomeVFS</product>
<announced>April 08, 2005</announced>
<revised>April 13, 2005: 02</revised>
<package name="gnome-base/gnome-vfs" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.8.4-r1</unaffected>
<unaffected range="rge">1.0.5-r4</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.8.4-r1</vulnerable>
<package name="media-libs/libcdaudio" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.99.10-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.99.10-r1</vulnerable>
GnomeVFS is a filesystem abstraction library for the GNOME desktop
environment. libcdaudio is a multi-platform CD player development
library. They both include code to query CDDB servers to get Audio CD
track titles.
Joseph VanAndel has discovered a buffer overflow in Grip when
processing large CDDB results (see GLSA 200503-21). The same overflow
is present in GnomeVFS and libcdaudio code.
<impact type="normal">
A malicious CDDB server could cause applications making use of GnomeVFS
or libcdaudio libraries to crash, potentially allowing the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All GnomeVFS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose gnome-base/gnome-vfs</code>
All libcdaudio users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-libs/libcdaudio-0.99.10-r1&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0706</uri>
<uri link="/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-21.xml">GLSA 200503-21</uri>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 5 Apr 2005 09:35:13 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 8 Apr 2005 11:17:13 +0000">