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  Severity: Normal
     Title: aMule: Parameter injection
      Date: September 09, 2009
      Bugs: #268163
        ID: 200909-06

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Synopsis
========

An input validation error in aMule enables remote attackers to pass
arbitrary parameters to a victim's media player.

Background
==========

aMule is an eMule-like client for the eD2k and Kademlia networks,
supporting multiple platforms.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package        /  Vulnerable  /                        Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-p2p/amule       < 2.2.5                              >= 2.2.5

Description
===========

Sam Hocevar discovered that the aMule preview function does not
properly sanitize file names.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to download a file with a
specially crafted file name to inject arbitrary arguments to the
victim's video player.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All aMule users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose =net-p2p/amule-2.2.5

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2009-1440
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1440

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200909-06.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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