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[GLSA-200505-19] gxine: Format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
gxine: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-19
(gxine: Format string vulnerability)


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.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1692
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/13707
http://www.0xbadexworm.org/adv/gxinefmt.txt


Solution:
All gxine users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose media-video/gxine


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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