Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 09:30:29 +0100 From: Thomas Biege <thomas@...e.de> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: coley@...us.mitre.org 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" > <coley@...us.mitre.org> 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 freedb.org (honestly I didn't test it) or intercept the HTTP connection to a CDDB server. -- Bye, Thomas -- Thomas Biege <thomas@...e.de>, SUSE LINUX, Security Support & Auditing SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nuernberg) -- Hamming's Motto: The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers. -- Richard W. Hamming
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