Gentoo: gxine Format string vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo A format string vulnerability in gxine could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
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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
=================

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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
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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?
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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