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libxine -- format string vulnerability


Gentoo Linux Security Advisory reports:

Ulf Harnhammar discovered a format string bug in the routines handling CDDB server response contents.

An attacker could submit malicious information about an audio CD to a public CDDB server (or impersonate a public CDDB server). When the victim plays this CD on a multimedia frontend relying on xine-lib, it could end up executing arbitrary code.



portaudit: libxine -- format string vulnerability

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Oliver Eikemeier <>