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[GLSA-200604-15] xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200604-15
(xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities)


Ludwig Nussel discovered that xine-ui incorrectly implements
formatted printing.

Impact

By constructing a malicious playlist file, a remote attacker could
exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the rights
of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1905


Solution:
All xine-ui users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/xine-ui-0.99.4-r5"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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