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Audacity: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code



Audacity: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
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
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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
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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
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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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