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Security update for xine


(Last modified: 12OCT2005)

solutions Security update for xine SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (8c36e8dc0980d66d150cd2ce6d1622fe)

Applies to

Package: xine-lib
Product(s): Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
SLES SDK 9 for x86
SLES SDK 9 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for X86-64
Patch: patch-10525
Release: 20051012
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using programs that utilize xine-lib, such as xine or gxine, should install this update.




When you use xine or gxine to play an audio CD, the program will connect to a CDDB server to retrieve the record's artist and title as well as the song titles. The program writes this information to a cache file, and the code in xine-lib that performs this action suffers from a format string security bug, allowing remote execution of arbitrary code through specially crafted CDDB entries. This patch fixes this problem.


Please install the update provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh xine-lib.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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