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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 200701-18

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 200701-18
Posted Jan 24, 2007
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200701-18 - 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. Versions less than 0.99.5_pre20060716 are affected.

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MD5 | cfc5521003f9c8f419d867fc54d02c43

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

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
======

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
==========

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

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

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
=======

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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