Alsaplayer cdda_engine.c cddb_lookup memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Alsaplayer (the affected version unknown). This affects the function cddb_lookup of the file cdda_engine.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The weakness was disclosed 08/09/2006 by Luigi Auriemma (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2006-4089 since 08/10/2006. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details and a public exploit are known.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download 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). The entries 31759 and 84446 are pretty similar.



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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: 27885 - AlsaPlayer cdda_engine.c cddb_lookup Function Overflow
Vupen: ADV-2006-3235

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Created: 05/08/2016 07:56 PM
Updated: 11/27/2018 10:44 AM
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