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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200411-14] Kaffeine, gxine: Remotely exploitable buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Kaffeine, gxine: Remotely exploitable buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-14
(Kaffeine, gxine: Remotely exploitable buffer overflow)


KF of Secure Network Operations has discovered an overflow that occurs during the Content-Type header processing of Kaffeine. The vulnerable code in Kaffeine is reused from gxine, making gxine vulnerable as well.

Impact

A possible hacker could create a specially-crafted Content-type header from a malicious HTTP server, and crash a user's instance of Kaffeine or gxine, potentially permiting the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://securitytracker.com/alerts/2004/Oct/1011936.html
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1060299&group_id=9655&atid=109655


Solution:
All Kaffeine users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/kaffeine-0.4.3b-r1"
All gxine users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/gxine-0.3.3-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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