GLSA 200505-19: gxine: Format string vulnerability
Posted on: 05/26/2005 08:15 AM

A gxine security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200505-19
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: gxine: Format string vulnerability
Date: May 26, 2005
Bugs: #93532
ID: 200505-19

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Synopsis
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A format string vulnerability in gxine could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Background
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gxine is a GTK+ and xine-lib based media player.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-video/gxine lt; 0.4.4 *gt;= 0.3.3-r2
*gt;= 0.4.1-r1
gt;= 0.4.4

Description
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Exworm discovered that gxine insecurely implements formatted printing in the hostname decoding function.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a carefully crafted file with gxine, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All gxine users should upgrade to the latest available version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose media-video/gxine

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-1692
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1692
[ 2 ] Bugtraq ID 13707
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/13707
[ 3 ] Original Advisory
http://www.0xbadexworm.org/adv/gxinefmt.txt

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-200505-19.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 2005 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/2.0


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