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[ GLSA 200505-19 ] gxine: Format string vulnerability
From: Thierry Carrez <koon () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 13:17:43 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200505-19
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: gxine: Format string vulnerability
      Date: May 26, 2005
      Bugs: #93532
        ID: 200505-19

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Synopsis
========

A format string vulnerability in gxine could allow a remote attacker to
execute arbitrary code.

Background
==========

gxine is a GTK+ and xine-lib based media player.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package            /  Vulnerable  /                    Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-video/gxine       < 0.4.4                      *>= 0.3.3-r2
                                                          *>= 0.4.1-r1
                                                              >= 0.4.4

Description
===========

Exworm discovered that gxine insecurely implements formatted printing
in the hostname decoding function.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a carefully crafted file
with gxine, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All gxine users should upgrade to the latest available version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose media-video/gxine

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CAN-2005-1692
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1692
  [ 2 ] Bugtraq ID 13707
        http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/13707
  [ 3 ] Original Advisory
        http://www.0xbadexworm.org/adv/gxinefmt.txt

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200505-19.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 2005 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/2.0

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