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[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

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