xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities — GLSA 200604-15

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

Affected Packages

media-video/xine-ui on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.99.4-r5
Unaffected versions >= 0.99.4-r5

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.

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

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

Release Date
April 26, 2006

Latest Revision
April 26, 2006: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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