GLSA 200604-04 Kaffeine: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 04/05/2006 10:52 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Kaffeine: Buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200604-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Kaffeine: Buffer overflow
Date: April 05, 2006
Bugs: #127326
ID: 200604-04

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Synopsis
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Kaffeine is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead to the
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Kaffeine is a graphical front-end for the xine-lib multimedia library.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-video/kaffeine lt; 0.7.1-r2 gt;= 0.7.1-r2

Description
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Kaffeine uses an unchecked buffer when fetching remote RAM playlists
via HTTP.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to play a specially-crafted RAM
playlist resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Kaffeine users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-video/kaffeine-0.7.1-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-0051
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0051
[ 2 ] KDE Security Advisory: Kaffeine buffer overflow
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060404-1.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-200604-04.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 2006 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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