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MDKSA-2005:180: xine-lib

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the xine-lib package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:180 (xine-lib).

When playing an Audio CD, a xine-lib based media application contacts a CDDB
server to retrieve metadata like the title and artist's name. During processing
of this data, a response from the server, which is located in memory on the
stack, is passed to the fprintf() function as a format string. A possible hacker can
set up a malicious CDDB server and trick the client into using this server
instead of the pre- configured one. Alternatively, any user and therefore the
attacker can modify entries in the official CDDB server. Using this format
string vulnerability, attacker-chosen data can be written to a possible hacker-chosen
memory location. This permits the attacker to alter the control flow and to
execute malicious code with the permissions of the user running the

This problem was reported by Ulf Harnhammar from the Debian Security Audit

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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