xine-ui improperly handles format strings, possibly allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||media-video/xine-ui on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.99.5_pre20060716|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.99.5_pre20060716|
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.
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.
An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media file with xine-ui, and possibly execute arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All xine-ui users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/xine-ui-0.99.5_pre20060716"
January 23, 2007
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