GLSA-200411-14 : Kaffeine, gxine: Remotely exploitable buffer overflow
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15648
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-14 (Kaffeine, gxine: Remotely exploitable buffer overflow)
KF of Secure Network Operations has discovered an overflow that occurs during the Content-Type header processing of Kaffeine. The vulnerable code in Kaffeine is reused from gxine, making gxine vulnerable as well.
An attacker could create a specially crafted Content-type header from a malicious HTTP server, and crash a user's instance of Kaffeine or gxine, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Kaffeine users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/kaffeine-0.4.3b-r1' All gxine users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/gxine-0.3.3-r1'