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Kaffeine: Buffer overflow


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200604-04 / kaffeine
Release Date April 05, 2006
Latest Revision April 05, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-video/kaffeine < 0.7.1-r2 >= 0.7.1-r2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #127326


Kaffeine is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


Kaffeine is a graphical front-end for the xine-lib multimedia library.


Kaffeine uses an unchecked buffer when fetching remote RAM playlists via HTTP.


A remote attacker could entice a user to play a specially-crafted RAM playlist resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Kaffeine users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/kaffeine-0.7.1-r2"

4.  References


Page updated April 05, 2006

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