Gentoo: libid3tag Denial of Service
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo A Denial of Service vulnerability was found in libid3tag.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200805-15
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: libid3tag: Denial of Service
      Date: May 14, 2008
      Bugs: #210564
        ID: 200805-15

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Synopsis
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A Denial of Service vulnerability was found in libid3tag.

Background
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libid3tag is an ID3 tag manipulation library.

Affected packages
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     Package               /   Vulnerable   /               Unaffected
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  1  media-libs/libid3tag     < 0.15.1b-r2               >=3D 0.15.1b-r2

Description
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Kentaro Oda reported an infinite loop in the file field.c when parsing
an MP3 file with an ID3_FIELD_TYPE_STRINGLIST field that ends in '\0'.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted MP3
file, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All libid3tag users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=3Dmedia-libs/libid3tag-0.15.1b-=
r2"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-2109
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2008-2109

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-200805-15.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 2008 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