GLSA 200404-20: Multiple vulnerabilities in xine
Posted on: 04/27/2004 03:27 AM

A Xine update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200404-20
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Multiple vulnerabilities in xine
Date: April 27, 2004
Bugs: #45448, #48107, #48108
ID: 200404-20

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Synopsis
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Several vulnerabilities have been found in xine-ui and xine-lib, potentially allowing an attacker to overwrite files with the rights of the user.

Background
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xine is a multimedia player allowing to play back CDs, DVDs, and VCDs and decoding multimedia files like AVI, MOV, WMV, and MP3 from local disk drives, and displays multimedia streamed over the Internet. It is available in Gentoo as a reusable library (xine-lib) with a standard user interface (xine-ui).

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-video/xine-ui <= 0.9.23-r1 >= 0.9.23-r2
2 media-libs/xine-lib <= 1_rc3-r2 >= 1_rc3-r3
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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Several vulnerabilities were found in xine-ui and xine-lib. By opening a malicious MRL in any xine-lib based media player, an attacker can write arbitrary content to an arbitrary file, only restricted by the permissions of the user running the application. By opening a malicious playlist in the xine-ui media player, an attacker can write arbitrary content to an arbitrary file, only restricted by the permissions of the user running xine-ui. Finally, a temporary file is created in an insecure manner by the xine-check and xine-bugreport scripts, potentially allowing a local attacker to use a symlink attack.

Impact
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These three vulnerabilities may alow an attacker to corrupt system files, thus potentially leading to a Denial of Service. It is also theoretically possible, though very unlikely, to use these vulnerabilities to elevate the privileges of the attacker.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to upgrade to the latest available versions of xine-ui and xine-lib.

Resolution
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All users of xine-ui or another xine-based player should upgrade to the latest stable versions:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=media-video/xine-ui-0.9.23-r2"
# emerge ">=media-video/xine-ui-0.9.23-r2"

# emerge -pv ">=media-libs/xine-lib-1_rc3-r3"
# emerge ">=media-libs/xine-lib-1_rc3-r3"

References
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[ 1 ] Xine Security Advisories
http://xinehq.de/index.php/security
[ 2 ] xine-bugreport and xine-check vulnerability
http://nettwerked.mg2.org/advisories/xinebug

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200404-20.xml

Concerns?
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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 http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, 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/1.0


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