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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200701-18 ] xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities (GLSA 200701-18)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: January 23, 2007
Bug(s): #161558
ID: 200701-18

Synopsis

xine-ui improperly handles format strings, possibly allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

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.

Affected Packages

Package: media-video/xine-ui
Vulnerable: < 0.99.5_pre20060716
Unaffected: >= 0.99.5_pre20060716
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Due to the improper handling and use of format strings, the errors_create_window() function in errors.c does not safely write data to memory.

Impact

An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media file with xine-ui, and possibly execute arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All xine-ui users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/xine-ui-0.99.5_pre20060716"


References

CVE-2007-0254
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