Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200510-08] xine-lib: Format string vulnerability


Vulnerability Assessment Details

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

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
xine-lib: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-08
(xine-lib: Format string vulnerability)


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

Impact

A possible hacker 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.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2967


Solution:
All xine-lib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose media-libs/xine-lib


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

VINTAGE MACINTOSH PERFORMA 6320CD IN ORIGINAL BOX
$500.0
VINTAGE MACINTOSH PERFORMA 6320CD IN ORIGINAL BOX pictureRare Vintage GOLD TMS9900 JDL White ceramic Texas Instruments CPU .
$45.0
Rare Vintage GOLD TMS9900 JDL White ceramic Texas Instruments CPU . pictureBrand New Vintage Mouse from Precision instrument 3-Button Serial PS/2
$24.0
Brand New Vintage Mouse from Precision instrument 3-Button Serial PS/2 pictureVintage LASERDRIVE LD1200 - 501 Optical STORAGE International OSI 1987
$3.82
Vintage LASERDRIVE LD1200 - 501 Optical STORAGE International OSI 1987  picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.