xine main.c format string

xine-mainc-format-string (26216) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


xine could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a format string vulnerability in main.c. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted request for a non-existent file to possibly execute arbitrary code on the system.


Gain Privileges


Upgrade to the latest version of xine (0.99.3-1sarge or later), available from the Debian Web site. See References.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sat Apr 29 2006 - 00:52:57 CDT: XINE format string bugs when handling non existen file.
  • xine Web site: xine - A Free Video Player.
  • BID-17769: Xine Filename Handling Remote Format String Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-2230: Multiple format string vulnerabilities in xiTK (xitk/main.c) in xine 0.99.4 might allow attackers to cause a denial of service via format string specifiers in an MP3 filename specified on the command line. NOTE: this is a different vulnerability than CVE-2006-1905. In addition, if the only attack vectors involve a user-assisted, local command line argument of a non-setuid program, this issue might not be a vulnerability.
  • DSA-1093: xine -- format string

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Xine xine 0.99.4


Apr 29, 2006

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