GLSA-200701-18 : xine-ui: Format string vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 24254


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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.
Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media file with xine-ui, and possibly execute arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All xine-ui users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/xine-ui-0.99.5_pre20060716'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 24254

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200701-18.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/01/26

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:xine-ui, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0254

BID: 22002

OSVDB: 31594

GLSA: 200701-18