xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities — GLSA 200701-18

xine-ui improperly handles format strings, possibly allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-video/xine-ui on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.99.5_pre20060716
Unaffected versions >= 0.99.5_pre20060716

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

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

Release Date
January 23, 2007

Latest Revision
January 23, 2007: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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