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gxine: Format string vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200505-19 / gxine
Release Date May 26, 2005
Latest Revision May 26, 2005: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-video/gxine < 0.4.4 revision >= 0.3.3-r2, revision >= 0.4.1-r1, >= 0.4.4 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #93532


A format string vulnerability in gxine could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


gxine is a GTK+ and xine-lib based media player.


Exworm discovered that gxine insecurely implements formatted printing in the hostname decoding function.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a carefully crafted file with gxine, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All gxine users should upgrade to the latest available version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose media-video/gxine

4.  References


Page updated May 26, 2005

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