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[GLSA-200608-14] DUMB: Heap buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DUMB: Heap buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-14
(DUMB: Heap buffer overflow)


Luigi Auriemma found a heap-based buffer overflow in the
it_read_envelope function which reads the envelope values for volume,
pan and pitch of the instruments referenced in a ".it" (Impulse
Tracker) file with a large number of nodes.

Impact

By enticing a user to load a malicious ".it" (Impulse Tracker) file, an
attacker may execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running
the application that uses a vulnerable DUMB library.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3668


Solution:
All users of DUMB should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/dumb-0.9.3-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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