USN-318-1: libtunepimp vulnerability

13 July 2006

libtunepimp vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10
  • Ubuntu 5.04

Software Description


Kevin Kofler discovered several buffer overflows in the tag parser. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted tagged multimedia file (such as .ogg or .mp3 music) with an application that uses libtunepimp, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the user’s privileges.

This particularly affects the KDE applications ‘Amarok’ and ‘Juk’.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
libtunepimp2c2a - 0.3.0-9.1ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 5.10
libtunepimp2c2 - 0.3.0-2ubuntu7.1
Ubuntu 5.04
libtunepimp2 - 0.3.0-2ubuntu5.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.