Ulf Harnhammar has reported a vulnerability in xine-lib, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a format string error in "input_cdda.c" when writing CD metadata retrieved from a CDDB server to a cache file. This may be exploited to execute arbitrary code on a user's system when the user plays a CD, which causes xine-lib to download potentially malicious CD metadata from a CDDB server.
Successful exploitation requires that the attacker e.g. modifies entries on the CDDB server, trick the user into connecting to a malicious CDDB server, or trick the user into visiting a website containing embedded xine Audio CD MRL (Media Resource Locator).
The vulnerability has been reported in the following versions:
* All 1-beta releases starting with and including 1-beta3.
* All 1-rc releases.
* All 1.0 releases up to and including 1.0.2.
* The 1.1.0 release.
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Subject: xine-lib CDDB Client Format String Vulnerability
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