Grip CDDB buffer overflow

grip-cddb-bo (19648) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Grip is a CD player and CD ripper for the Gnome Desktop Environment running on Linux operating systems. Grip versions 3.1.2 and 3.2.0 and possibly other versions are vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the CD Database Protocol (CDDB). CDDB is used to query CD databases to get and update information. A remote attacker in control of a malicious CDDB server could return more than 16 matches to a query to overflow a buffer and possibly execute arbitrary code on the system.

Note libcdaudio1 versions 10.1, 10.2, and Corporate 3.0 are also vulnerable.


Gain Access


For Gentoo Linux:
Upgrade to the latest version of grip (3.3.0 and later), listed in Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 200503-21. See References..

For Gentoo Linux (GnomeVFS, libcdaudio):
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 2005-04-07 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Mandrake-Linux: Upgrade to the latest libcdaudio1 package, as listed below. Refer to MandrakeSoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2005:075 for more information. See References.

Mandrakelinux 10.1: 0.99.10-1.1.101mdk or later
Mandrakelinux 10.1/X86_64: 0.99.10-1.1.101mdk or later
Corporate Server 3.0: 0.99.9-1.1.C30mdk or later
Corporate Server 3.0/X86_64: 0.99.9-1.1.C30mdk or later
Mandrivalinux LE2005: 0.99.10-2.1.102mdk or later
Mandrivalinux LE2005/X86_64: 0.99.10-2.1.102mdk or later

For Red Hat Linux:
Refer to RHSA-2005:304-08 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Data General DG/UX
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux LE2005 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux LE2005
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0 X86_64
  • Mike Oliphant Grip 3.1.2
  • Mike Oliphant Grip 3.2.0
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z AS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • RedHat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z ES


Mar 10, 2005

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