An environment variable processing error has been reported in Banshee, possibly allowing local attacker to load a specially crafted shared library.
|Package||media-sound/banshee on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.8.0-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.8.0-r1|
Banshee is a multimedia management and playback application for GNOME.
Banshee places a zero-length directory name in PATH, which allows libraries to be loaded from the working directory.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
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.
February 05, 2014
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