[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200510-08 ] xine-lib: Format string vulnerability

From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen (jaervosz_at_gentoo.org)
Date: 10/08/05

  • Next message: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen: "[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200510-09 ] Weex: Format string vulnerability"
    To: gentoo-announce@gentoo.org
    Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2005 18:08:33 +0200
    
    
    
    

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200510-08
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                                                http://security.gentoo.org/
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

      Severity: Normal
         Title: xine-lib: Format string vulnerability
          Date: October 08, 2005
          Bugs: #107854
            ID: 200510-08

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Synopsis
    ========

    xine-lib contains a format string error in CDDB response handling that
    may be exploited to execute arbitrary code.

    Background
    ==========

    xine-lib is a multimedia library which can be utilized to create
    multimedia frontends. It includes functions to retrieve information
    about audio CD contents from public CDDB servers.

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

        -------------------------------------------------------------------
         Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1 media-libs/xine-lib < 1.1.0-r5 >= 1.1.0-r5
                                                              *>= 1.0.1-r4
                                                              *>= 1_rc8-r2

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

    Ulf Harnhammar discovered a format string bug in the routines handling
    CDDB server response contents.

    Impact
    ======

    An attacker could submit malicious information about an audio CD to a
    public CDDB server (or impersonate a public CDDB server). When the
    victim plays this CD on a multimedia frontend relying on xine-lib, it
    could end up executing arbitrary code.

    Workaround
    ==========

    There is no known workaround at this time.

    Resolution
    ==========

    All xine-lib users should upgrade to the latest version:

        # emerge --sync
        # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose media-libs/xine-lib

    References
    ==========

      [ 1 ] CAN-2005-2967
            http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2967

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

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

      http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200510-08.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 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

    
    

    
    

    _______________________________________________
    Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
    Charter: http://lists.grok.org.uk/full-disclosure-charter.html
    Hosted and sponsored by Secunia - http://secunia.com/



  • Next message: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen: "[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200510-09 ] Weex: Format string vulnerability"

    Relevant Pages