Wouter Coekaerts has reported a vulnerability in XMMS-Control, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.
The vulnerability is caused due to XMMS-Control not correctly filtering id3 tags before sending them to XChat. This can be exploited to e.g. send arbitrary commands to a server by tricking a user into playing and announcing a specially crafted MP3 file.
The vulnerability is reported in version 0.33. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: Do not play and announce untrusted audio files. Use another product.
Provided and/or discovered by: Wouter Coekaerts
Original Advisory: http://wouter.coekaerts.be/site/security/nowplaying
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Subject: XMMS-Control for XChat id3 Tag Input Validation Error
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