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[GLSA-200503-21] Grip: CDDB response overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Grip: CDDB response overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-21
(Grip: CDDB response overflow)


Joseph VanAndel has discovered a buffer overflow in Grip when
processing large CDDB results.

Impact

A malicious CDDB server could cause Grip to crash by returning
more then 16 matches, potentially permiting the execution of arbitrary
code with the rights of the user running the application.

Workaround

Disable automatic CDDB queries, but we highly encourage users to
upgrade to 3.3.0.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0706
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=3714&atid=103714&func=detail&aid=834724


Solution:
All Grip users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/grip-3.3.0"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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