Alsaplayer PlaylistWindow.cpp memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Alsaplayer (affected version not known). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the file PlaylistWindow.cpp. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. Impacted is availability.

The weakness was released 08/09/2006 by Luigi Auriemma (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2006-4089 since 08/10/2006. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details as well as a public exploit are known.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is available at The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 22286 (GLSA-200608-24 : AlsaPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

A possible mitigation has been published 3 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 19450), Secunia (SA21422) and Tenable (22286). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 31759 and 84447.



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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.0

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 22286
Nessus Name: GLSA-200608-24 : AlsaPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows
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OpenVAS ID: 57874
OpenVAS Name: Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200608-24 (AlsaPlayer)
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Researcher: Luigi Auriemma
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2006-4089 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 19450 - AlsaPlayer Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 21422
OSVDB: 27884 - AlsaPlayer PlaylistWindow.cpp GTK Playlist Multiple Function Overflow
Vupen: ADV-2006-3235

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Created: 05/08/2016 07:56 PM
Updated: 11/27/2018 10:45 AM
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