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xine-lib CDDB Client Format String Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-10-10    Views:  12,094

Secunia Advisory SA17099

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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.


Solution:
Update to version 1.0.3a.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Ulf Harnhammar

Original Advisory:
Xine:
http://xinehq.de/index.php/security/XSA-2005-1

Gentoo Bugzilla:
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=107854

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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