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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN268-1 : kaffeine vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
kaffeine vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- kaffeine
- kaffeine-gstreamer
- kaffeine-xine


Description :

Marcus Meissner discovered a buffer overflow in the http_peek()
function. By tricking an user into opening a specially crafted
playlist URL with Kaffeine, a remote attacker could exploit this to
execute arbitrary code with the user's rights.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- kaffeine-0.7-0ubuntu4.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- kaffeine-gstreamer-0.7-0ubuntu4.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- kaffeine-xine-0.7-0ubuntu4.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)



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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