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
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Subject: Konversation Media Script id3 Tag Input Validation Error
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