gxine format string vulnerability (SSA:2005-203-04)
Posted on: 07/23/2005 03:50 AM

New gxine packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, and -current to fix a format string security issue.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1692

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.1 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/gxine-0.4.6-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gxine-0.4.6.
This fixes a format string vulnerability that allows remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code via a ram file with a URL whose hostname contains
format string specifiers.
For more information, see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1692
(* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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Updated package for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/gxine-0.4.6-i486-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/gxine-0.4.6-i486-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/gxine-0.4.6-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 10.0 package:
ed2069ed7293de0dda94fe9f28d3879c gxine-0.4.6-i486-1.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
8dd46180f7f34afbc54c6db12ef7b932 gxine-0.4.6-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
c1b5f88ee48cfe6ad4d08178765c5f4a gxine-0.4.6-i486-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg gxine-0.4.6-i486-1.tgz



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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com


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