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xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200604-15 / xine-ui
Release Date April 26, 2006
Latest Revision April 26, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-video/xine-ui < 0.99.4-r5 >= 0.99.4-r5 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #130801


Format string vulnerabilities in xine-ui may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


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.


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.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All xine-ui users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/xine-ui-0.99.4-r5"

4.  References


Page updated April 26, 2006

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