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xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities



xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities
xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities




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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200701-18
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities
      Date: January 23, 2007
      Bugs: #161558
        ID: 200701-18

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Synopsis
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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
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     Package  /       Vulnerable       /                    Unaffected
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  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
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An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media file
with xine-ui, and possibly execute arbitrary code.

Workaround
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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
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-0254
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0254 

Availability
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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
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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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