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<title>AlsaPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows</title>
<synopsis>
AlsaPlayer is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows which could lead to
the execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">AlsaPlayer</product>
<announced>August 26, 2006</announced>
<revised>August 26, 2006: 01</revised>
<bug>143402</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="media-sound/alsaplayer" auto="yes" arch="*">
<vulnerable range="le">0.99.76-r3</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
AlsaPlayer is a heavily multithreaded PCM player that tries to utilize
ALSA utilities and drivers. As of June 2004, the project is inactive.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
AlsaPlayer contains three buffer overflows: in the function that
handles the HTTP connections, the GTK interface, and the CDDB querying
mechanism.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
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.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
AlsaPlayer has been masked in Portage pending the resolution of these
issues. AlsaPlayer users are advised to uninstall the package until
further notice:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --ask --unmerge &quot;media-sound/alsaplayer&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-4089">CVE-2006-4089</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 18 Aug 2006 15:04:43 +0000">
falco
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 18 Aug 2006 21:34:55 +0000">
hlieberman
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 18 Aug 2006 21:40:51 +0000">
hlieberman
</metadata>
</glsa>