19892 : xine/gxine xine-lib CDDB Response Format String
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xine-lib contains a flaw that may allow remote execution of arbitrary code. The issue is triggered when a xine-lib based media application, such as xine or gxine, retrieves improper metadata from a malicious CDDB server while playing an audio CD. The metadata is placed in memory on the stack and eventually passed to a fprintf() function as a format string. This allows the malicious user to alter the control flow and to execute malicious code with the permissions of the user running the application.


Location: Remote / Network Access, Local / Remote, Context Dependent
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Exploit: Exploit Public


Upgrade to version 1.0.3 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. In addition, the creditee and the vendor released a patch for some older versions.

It is also possible to correct the issue by implementing the following workaround: delete the file "xineplug_inp_cdda.so" from the xine-lib plugin directory. You will lose the ability to play audio CDs.




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  • Ulf Härnhammar - Swedish IT Incident Centre

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 7.5
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2005-10-14 | Disagree?

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