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Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 09:22:16 +0100
From: Tomas Hoger <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: libcdaudio

On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 10:20:41 -0500 (EST) "Steven M. Christey"
<> wrote:

> > we need a CVE-ID for a buffer overflow in libcdaudio.
> > It is a remotely exploitable heap-based buffer overflow.
> Out of curiosity, what makes it remote?
> Use CVE-2008-5030

I guess this wording was used by Thomas as the affected code is used to
talk to remote CDDB servers, from which you obtain list of tracks for
your audio CD.  If remote CDDB server is untrusted / compromised, it
can send you a crafted reply that can exploit libcdaudio flaw on your

Tomas Hoger / Red Hat Security Response Team

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