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Gentoo alert 200701-18 (xine-ui)

From:  Raphael Marichez <falco@gentoo.org>
To:  gentoo-announce@gentoo.org
Subject:  [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200701-18 ] xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities
Date:  Tue, 23 Jan 2007 23:07:09 +0100
Cc:  bugtraq@securityfocus.com, full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk, security-alerts@linuxsecurity.com

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200701-18 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://security.gentoo.org/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Severity: Normal Title: xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities Date: January 23, 2007 Bugs: #161558 ID: 200701-18 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Synopsis ======== xine-ui improperly handles format strings, possibly allowing for 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 ================= ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 xine-ui < 0.99.5_pre20060716 >= 0.99.5_pre20060716 Description =========== Due to the improper handling and use of format strings, the errors_create_window() function in errors.c does not safely write data to memory. Impact ====== An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media file with xine-ui, and possibly execute arbitrary code. Workaround ========== 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-0.99.5_pre20060716" References ========== [ 1 ] CVE-2007-0254 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0254 Availability ============ This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200701-18.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 2007 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/2.5


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