Gentoo: Cheese Tracker Buffer Overflow
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Cheese Tracker contains a buffer overflow allowing the remote execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200610-13
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Cheese Tracker: Buffer Overflow
      Date: October 26, 2006
      Bugs: #142391
        ID: 200610-13

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Synopsis
========

Cheese Tracker contains a buffer overflow allowing the remote execution
of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Cheese Tracker is a Qt-based portable Impulse Tracker clone, a music
tracker for the CT, IT, XM and S3M file formats.

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

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     Package                    /  Vulnerable  /            Unaffected
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  1  media-sound/cheesetracker     < 0.9.9-r1              >= 0.9.9-r1

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

Luigi Auriemma reported that the XM loader of Cheese Tracker contains a
buffer overflow vulnerability in the
loader_XM::load_intrument_internal() function from
loaders/loader_xm.cpp.

Impact
======

An attacker could execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user
running Cheese Tracker by enticing a user to load a crafted file with
large amount of extra data.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Cheese Tracker users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/cheesetracker-0.9.9-r1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-3814
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3814

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200610-13.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 2006 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