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|Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200604-15 ] xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities (GLSA 200604-15)
Date: April 26, 2006
Format string vulnerabilities in xine-ui may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
xine-ui is a skin-based user interface for xine. xine is a free multimedia player. It plays CDs, DVDs, and VCDs, and can also decode other common multimedia formats.
Vulnerable: < 0.99.4-r5
Unaffected: >= 0.99.4-r5
Architectures: All supported architectures
Ludwig Nussel discovered that xine-ui incorrectly implements formatted printing.
By constructing a malicious playlist file, a remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All xine-ui users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/xine-ui-0.99.4-r5"
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