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Xine-ui: format string vulnerabilities



xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities
xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200604-15
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities
      Date: April 26, 2006
      Bugs: #130801
        ID: 200604-15

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Synopsis
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Format string vulnerabilities in xine-ui may lead to 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
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     Package              /   Vulnerable   /                Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-video/xine-ui      < 0.99.4-r5                 >= 0.99.4-r5

Description
==========
Ludwig Nussel discovered that xine-ui incorrectly implements formatted
printing.

Impact
=====
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.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

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

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

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-1905
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1905 

Availability
===========
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200604-15.xml 

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 

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