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Konversation Media Script id3 Tag Input Validation Error

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Release Date:  2007-08-15    Last Update:  2008-08-07    Views:  7,040

Secunia Advisory SA26456

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Wouter Coekaerts has discovered a vulnerability in Konversation, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.

The vulnerability is caused due to Konversation not correctly filtering id3 tags before announcing them. This can be exploited to e.g. send arbitrary commands to a server by tricking a user into playing and announcing a specially crafted MP3 file.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.0.1 on a Fedora Core 6 system. Prior versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 1.1.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Wouter Coekaerts

Original Advisory:
http://wouter.coekaerts.be/site/security/nowplaying

Deep Links:
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