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Fedora-Legacy alert FLSA:152873 (xine)

From:  Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject:  [FLSA-2006:152873] Updated xine package fixes security issues
Date:  Tue, 04 Apr 2006 20:42:48 -0400

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Fedora Legacy Update Advisory Synopsis: Updated xine package fixes security issues Advisory ID: FLSA:152873 Issue date: 2006-04-04 Product: Red Hat Linux 7.3 Keywords: Bugfix, Security CVE Names: CVE-2004-0372, CVE-2004-1379 --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Topic: An updated xine package that fixes security bugs is now available. xine is a free gpl-licensed video player for unix-like systems. 2. Relevant releases/architectures: Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386 3. Problem description: A vulnerability has been reported in the way xine handles a bug report email. A local user could create a specially crafted symlink which could result in xine overwriting a file which it has write access to. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2004-0372 to this issue. A heap overflow has been found in the DVD subpicture decoder of xine-lib. This can be used for a remote heap overflow exploit, which can, on some systems, lead to or help in executing malicious code with the permissions of the user running a xine-lib based media application. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2004-1379 to this issue. All users of xine should upgrade to this updated package, which includes backported patches to correct these issues. 4. Solution: Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied. To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run: rpm -Fvh [filenames] where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs. Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue: yum update or to use apt: apt-get update; apt-get upgrade This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit for directions on how to configure yum and apt-get. 5. Bug IDs fixed: 6. RPMs required: Red Hat Linux 7.3: SRPM: i386: 7. Verification: SHA1 sum Package Name --------------------------------------------------------------------- 297e2b6fb5bb2dad8629944e03dc8d7635f5c225 redhat/7.3/updates/i386/xine-0.9.8-4.2.legacy.i386.rpm 465a4ea2a12017a0cee76883e9263ece27c31a6d redhat/7.3/updates/i386/xine-devel-0.9.8-4.2.legacy.i386.rpm 7336c58504919c05a6ccd5caac1c4a41bb7b7c12 redhat/7.3/updates/SRPMS/xine-0.9.8-4.2.legacy.src.rpm These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security. Our key is available from You can verify each package with the following command: rpm --checksig -v <filename> If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command: sha1sum <filename> 8. References: 9. Contact: The Fedora Legacy security contact is <>. More project details at ---------------------------------------------------------------------

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