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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 200505-19

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 200505-19
Posted Jul 2, 2005
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200505-19 - Exworm discovered that gxine insecurely implements formatted printing in the hostname decoding function. Versions less than 0.4.4 are affected.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2005-1692
SHA-256 | ff8bdf466cde935fabc1f41a965e7bcc0c76a699d5691dbb519735aab32494e5

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 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
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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
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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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
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[ 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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