USN-268-1: Kaffeine vulnerability
Posted on: 04/06/2006 08:12 PM

A new Kaffeine vulnerability update is available for Ubuntu Linux. Here the announcement:

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-268-1 April 06, 2006
kaffeine vulnerability

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog)
Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger)

The following packages are affected:


The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 0.6-0ubuntu2.1 (for Ubuntu 5.04), or 0.7-0ubuntu4.1 (for
Ubuntu 5.10). In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to
effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

Marcus Meissner discovered a buffer overflow in the http_peek()
function. By tricking an user into opening a specially crafted
playlist URL with Kaffeine, a remote attacker could exploit this to
execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

Updated packages for Ubuntu 5.04:

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 7200 facd12265ce5deaf5a1c746bc85b2360
Size/MD5: 685 1c9b31b311550cf847ed3e9340a31485
Size/MD5: 2247001 d5f32519543fa8afce5e5e0a117f6c56

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 1171346 cfd17accea063bc120523f06d667968c

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
Size/MD5: 1139156 07f512ac7d609fd3dcf5fa2b7a1b0e35

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
Size/MD5: 1126536 fc49dd3038ce7b0c5e81685f562ee1c7

Updated packages for Ubuntu 5.10:

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 10495 81fc4e07c72f1d46f81f238ccccdf22e
Size/MD5: 849 41fd937b536732e7cd970dddc797f80e
Size/MD5: 3011261 ea24dab79dbae48a90d6758857c30669

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 81558 e343e7152dbdb0b235620a8f0cb014c6
Size/MD5: 192416 c515b32994321ae77e9bb52637e01752
Size/MD5: 1529630 c0c644831b0dd8cca3c97e7ae439a6c2

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
Size/MD5: 76294 137aedd5a6cd5863c0560880fcfd5348
Size/MD5: 179456 20ea251a0d39070bae0152c4c196d2f9
Size/MD5: 1501156 9dc4454dc44a67d0f34642030beda936

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
Size/MD5: 76660 18f99d0f438f9a3950be3e906c0623bf
Size/MD5: 177802 c6913eac8e9885578cc8187b247fa91c
Size/MD5: 1501428 43d7d7c5776be6ac8c32f01da3fec147

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