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|Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:23 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200510-08 ] xine-lib: Format string vulnerability
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: xine-lib: Format string vulnerability (GLSA 200510-08)
Date: October 08, 2005
xine-lib contains a format string error in CDDB response handling that may be exploited to execute arbitrary code.
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.
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
Ulf Harnhammar discovered a format string bug in the routines handling CDDB server response contents.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All xine-lib users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose media-libs/xine-lib
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