[slackware-security] amarok

ID SSA-2008-241-01
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2008-08-29T05:26:50


New Amarok packages are available for Slackware 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, and -current to fix security issues. In addition, new supporting libgpod packages are available for Slackware 11.0 and 12.0, since a newer version of libgpod than shipped with these releases is required to run Amarok version 1.4.10.

The Magnatune music library plugin made insecure use of the /tmp directory, allowing malicious local users to overwrite files owned by the user running Amarok through symlink attacks.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/amarok-1.4.10-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz: Upgraded to amarok-1.4.10. This fixes a security issue in the Magnatune online music library support which could be used by malicious local users to overwrite system files. For more information, see: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3699 ( Security fix )

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com? Give slackware.osuosl.org a try. This is another primary FTP site for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab (http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for additional mirror sites near you.

Updated packages for Slackware 11.0: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/amarok-1.4.10-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/libgpod-0.6.0-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Updated packages for Slackware 12.0: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/amarok-1.4.10-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/libgpod-0.6.0-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/amarok-1.4.10-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/kde/amarok-1.4.10-i486-1.tgz

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 11.0 packages: 2ab56055c9ca7847ed65c25f465a0275 amarok-1.4.10-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz ab32cea2cd3d3cd43936988bccc48c89 libgpod-0.6.0-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 packages: a0ec7916b6640434261fb5c3fd84ac9a amarok-1.4.10-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz 24f49efce807ca020d28aebea535e26c libgpod-0.6.0-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package: 78a279389e3e55787feced49d16165c6 amarok-1.4.10-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware -current package: 1785abe22851578e85fb4c18b5fd0a4b amarok-1.4.10-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root: > upgradepkg amarok-1.4.10-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

For Slackware 11.0 and 12.0 systems, also upgrade to the new libgpod package.