GLSA 200604-15 xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities
Posted on: 04/26/2006 08:42 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200604-15
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities
Date: April 26, 2006
Bugs: #130801
ID: 200604-15

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Synopsis
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Format string vulnerabilities in xine-ui may lead to the execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
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xine-ui is a skin-based user interface for xine. xine is a free
multimedia player. It plays CDs, DVDs, and VCDs, and can also decode
other common multimedia formats.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-video/xine-ui lt; 0.99.4-r5 gt;= 0.99.4-r5

Description
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Ludwig Nussel discovered that xine-ui incorrectly implements formatted
printing.

Impact
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By constructing a malicious playlist file, a remote attacker could
exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the rights
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 xine-ui users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-video/xine-ui-0.99.4-r5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-1905
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1905

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-200604-15.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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