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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Kaffeine Vendors:   KDE.org
Kaffeine Buffer Overflow in http_peek() When Fetching Playlists Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015863
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015863
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-0051   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 4 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.4.2 - 0.7.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Kaffeine. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be exected on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted playlist that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The overflow occurs in the http_peek() function when creating HTTP request headers for fetching a remote playlist.

The vendor credits Marcus Meissner with discovering this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a playlist that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following patches.

Patch for Kaffeine 0.7.x is available from
ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

45cdf59fc1d9d94b045915e9583187d8 kaffeine-0.7.x-CVE-2006-0051.patch

Patch for Kaffeine 0.5.x is available from
ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

86109b6919cc2984f85dc6a463627c50 kaffeine-0.5.x-CVE-2006-0051.patch

Patch for Kaffeine 0.4.x is available from
ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

feb69d70388b0a4745b29a644a3f7779 kaffeine-0.4.x-CVE-2006-0051.patch

Version 0.8.0 is not affected.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060404-1.txt

Vendor URL:  www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060404-1.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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