xine-lib (SSA:2005-283-01)
Posted on: 10/11/2005 07:51 AM

New xine-lib packages are available for Slackware 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix a security issue. A format string bug may allow the execution of arbitrary code as the user running a xine-lib linked application. The attacker must provide (by uploading or running a server) specially crafted CDDB information and then get the user to play the referenced audio CD.

The official Xine advisory may be found here:

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/xine-lib-1.0.3a-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to xine-lib-1.0.3a.
This fixes a format string bug where an attacker, if able to upload malicious
information to a CDDB server and then get a local user to play a certain
audio CD, may be able to run arbitrary code on the machine as the user
running the xine-lib linked application.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 9.1 package:
a7e30f447b04a3d3cf27c2ecec1e8a0b xine-lib-1rc4-i686-2.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
09cef11a4e5f3bddcf23a86419e2ffcf xine-lib-1.0.3a-i686-1.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
5032e15ac5118effdfac672afa1c086f xine-lib-1.0.3a-i686-1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
ad6ed7f47bf6e7b6f656733c0c3cfe2a xine-lib-1.0.3a-i686-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
ad6ed7f47bf6e7b6f656733c0c3cfe2a xine-lib-1.0.3a-i686-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg xine-lib-1.0.3a-i686-1.tgz


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