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Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 09:30:29 +0100
From: Thomas Biege <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: libcdaudio

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 09:22:16AM +0100, Tomas Hoger wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 10:20:41 -0500 (EST) "Steven M. Christey"
> <> wrote:
> > > we need a CVE-ID for a buffer overflow in libcdaudio.
> > > It is a remotely exploitable heap-based buffer overflow.
> > 
> > Out of curiosity, what makes it remote?
> > 
> > Use CVE-2008-5030
> I guess this wording was used by Thomas as the affected code is used to
> talk to remote CDDB servers, from which you obtain list of tracks for
> your audio CD.  If remote CDDB server is untrusted / compromised, it
> can send you a crafted reply that can exploit libcdaudio flaw on your
> system.

Yes, everybody can add CDDB entries to servers like (honestly
I didn't test it) or intercept the HTTP connection to a CDDB server.

 Thomas Biege <>, SUSE LINUX, Security Support & Auditing
 SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nuernberg)
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           The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.
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