Banshee: Arbitrary code execution — GLSA 201402-05

An environment variable processing error has been reported in Banshee, possibly allowing local attacker to load a specially crafted shared library.

Affected Packages

media-sound/banshee on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.8.0-r1
Unaffected versions >= 1.8.0-r1

Background

Banshee is a multimedia management and playback application for GNOME.

Description

Banshee places a zero-length directory name in PATH, which allows libraries to be loaded from the working directory.

Impact

A local attacker could put specially crafted library into working directory of Banshee, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Banshee users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/banshee-1.8.0-r1"
 

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since November 17, 2010. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

References

Release Date
February 05, 2014

Latest Revision
February 05, 2014: 1

Severity
low

Exploitable
local

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