Gentoo: Ringtone Tools Buffer overflow vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo The Ringtone Tools utilities contain a buffer overflow vulnerability, potentially leading to the execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200503-18
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Ringtone Tools: Buffer overflow vulnerability
      Date: March 15, 2005
      Bugs: #74700
        ID: 200503-18

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Synopsis
========

The Ringtone Tools utilities contain a buffer overflow vulnerability,
potentially leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Ringtone Tools is a program for creating ringtones and logos for mobile
phones.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package                 /  Vulnerable  /               Unaffected
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  1  app-misc/ringtonetools       < 2.23                       >= 2.23

Description
===========

Qiao Zhang has discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the
'parse_emelody' function in 'parse_emelody.c'.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a Ringtone Tools user to open a
specially crafted eMelody file, which would potentially lead to the
execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the
application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Ringtone Tools users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/ringtonetools-2.23"

References
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  [ 1 ] CAN-2004-1292
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1292

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-200503-18.xml

Concerns?
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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 2005 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/2.0