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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN196-1 : xine-lib vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
xine-lib vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libxine-dev
- libxine1


Description :

Ulf Harnhammar discovered a format string vulnerability in the CDDB
module's cache file handling in the Xine library, which is
used by packages such as xine-ui, totem-xine, and gxine.

By tricking an user into playing a particular audio CD which has a
specially-crafted CDDB entry, a remote attacker could exploit this
vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the
user running the application. Since CDDB servers usually permit anybody
to add and modify information, this exploit does not even require a
particular CDDB server to be selected.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libxine-dev-1.0-1ubuntu3.1.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libxine1-1.0-1ubuntu3.1.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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