SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUlf Harnhammar discovered a format string vulnerability in the CDDB module's cache file handling in the Xine library, which is used by packages such as xine-ui, totem-xine, and gxine.
By tricking an user into playing a particular audio CD which has a specially crafted CDDB entry, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. Since CDDB servers usually allow anybody to add and modify information, this exploit does not even require a particular CDDB server to be selected.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected libxine-dev and / or libxine1 packages.