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Gentoo alert 200505-19 (gxine)

From:  Thierry Carrez <koon@gentoo.org>
To:  gentoo-announce@lists.gentoo.org
Subject:  [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200505-19 ] gxine: Format string vulnerability
Date:  Thu, 26 May 2005 13:17:43 +0200
Cc:  bugtraq@securityfocus.com, full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk, security-alerts@linuxsecurity.com

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200505-19 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://security.gentoo.org/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Severity: Normal Title: gxine: Format string vulnerability Date: May 26, 2005 Bugs: #93532 ID: 200505-19 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Synopsis ======== A format string vulnerability in gxine could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. Background ========== gxine is a GTK+ and xine-lib based media player. Affected packages ================= ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 media-video/gxine < 0.4.4 *>= 0.3.3-r2 *>= 0.4.1-r1 >= 0.4.4 Description =========== Exworm discovered that gxine insecurely implements formatted printing in the hostname decoding function. Impact ====== A remote attacker could entice a user to open a carefully crafted file with gxine, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code. Workaround ========== There is no known workaround at this time. Resolution ========== All gxine users should upgrade to the latest available version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose media-video/gxine References ========== [ 1 ] CAN-2005-1692 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-200... [ 2 ] Bugtraq ID 13707 http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/13707 [ 3 ] Original Advisory http://www.0xbadexworm.org/adv/gxinefmt.txt Availability ============ This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200505-19.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 ======= Copyright 2005 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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