xine security update (SSA:2004-111-01)
Posted on: 04/21/2004 04:04 AM

An xine security update for Slackware Linux 9.1 has been released:

New xine packages are available for Slackware 9.1 and -current to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 9.1 ChangeLog:
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Tue Apr 20 19:01:58 PDT 2004
patches/packages/xine-lib-1rc3c-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to xine-lib-1-rc3c.
This release fixes a security problem where opening a malicious MRL could write to system (or other) files. For detailed information, see:
http://www.xinehq.de/index.php/security/XSA-2004-1
Thanks to Dario Nicodemi for the heads-up on this advisory. (* Security fix *)
patches/packages/xine-ui-0.99.1-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to xine-ui-0.99.1, which fixes a similar MRL security issue. For details, see:
http://www.xinehq.de/index.php/security/XSA-2004-2
Thanks again to Dario Nicodemi. (* Security fix *)
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WHERE TO FIND THE NEW PACKAGES:
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Updated packages for Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/xine-lib-1rc3c-i686-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/xine-ui-0.99.1-i686-1.tgz

Updated packages for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/xine-lib-1rc3c-i686-2.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/xine-ui-0.99.1-i686-1.tgz


MD5 SIGNATURES:
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Slackware 9.1 packages:
68b21648a6cd97728e616343aac98ebc xine-lib-1rc3c-i686-1.tgz
0bac6817cc73f31a3a5f1eddaf6f3d87 xine-ui-0.99.1-i686-1.tgz

Slackware -current packages:
bddb07adb56f7fe612ba857c31fb6cbb xine-lib-1rc3c-i686-2.tgz
c8786e6b23c4d6e824d27e83e3ba6cdb xine-ui-0.99.1-i686-1.tgz


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
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Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg xine-lib-1rc3c-i686-1.tgz xine-ui-0.99.1-i686-1.tgz


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


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