GLSA-200701-18 : xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 24254
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-18 (xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities)
Due to the improper handling and use of format strings, the errors_create_window() function in errors.c does not safely write data to memory.
An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media file with xine-ui, and possibly execute arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll xine-ui users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/xine-ui-0.99.5_pre20060716'