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<title>Audacity: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>
A boundary error in Audacity allows for the execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">audacity</product>
<announced>March 06, 2009</announced>
<revised>March 06, 2009: 01</revised>
<bug>253493</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="media-sound/audacity" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.3.6</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.3.6</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Audacity is a free cross-platform audio editor.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Houssamix discovered a boundary error in the
String_parse::get_nonspace_quoted() function in
lib-src/allegro/strparse.cpp.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
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.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Audacity users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-sound/audacity-1.3.6&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0490">CVE-2009-0490</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Thu, 05 Mar 2009 20:19:24 +0000">
keytoaster
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 05 Mar 2009 23:00:03 +0000">
keytoaster
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 06 Mar 2009 22:00:48 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
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