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[GLSA-200608-24] AlsaPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
AlsaPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-24
(AlsaPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows)
AlsaPlayer contains three buffer overflows: in the function that
handles the HTTP connections, the GTK interface, and the CDDB querying
A possible hacker could exploit the first vulnerability by enticing a user to
load a malicious URL resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with
the permissions of the user running AlsaPlayer.
There is no known workaround at this time.
AlsaPlayer has been masked in Portage pending the resolution of these
issues. AlsaPlayer users are advised to uninstall the package until
# emerge --ask --unmerge "media-sound/alsaplayer"
Threat Level: Medium
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