USN-739-1: Amarok vulnerabilities

17 March 2009

amarok vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 7.10

Software Description

  • amarok


It was discovered that Amarok did not correctly handle certain malformed tags in Audible Audio (.aa) files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted Audible Audio file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.10
amarok - 2:1.4.10-0ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
amarok - 2:
Ubuntu 7.10
amarok - 2:1.4.7-0ubuntu3.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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