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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:23 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200510-08 ] xine-lib: Format string vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: xine-lib: Format string vulnerability (GLSA 200510-08)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: October 08, 2005
Bug(s): #107854
ID: 200510-08

Synopsis

xine-lib contains a format string error in CDDB response handling that may be exploited to execute arbitrary code.

Background

xine-lib is a multimedia library which can be utilized to create multimedia frontends. It includes functions to retrieve information about audio CD contents from public CDDB servers.

Affected Packages

Package: media-libs/xine-lib
Vulnerable: < 1.1.0-r5
Unaffected: >= 1.1.0-r5
Unaffected: >= 1.0.1-r4 < 1.0.2
Unaffected: >= 1_rc8-r2 < 12
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Ulf Harnhammar discovered a format string bug in the routines handling CDDB server response contents.

Impact

An attacker could submit malicious information about an audio CD to a public CDDB server (or impersonate a public CDDB server). When the victim plays this CD on a multimedia frontend relying on xine-lib, it could end up executing arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All xine-lib users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose media-libs/xine-lib


References

CAN-2005-2967


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