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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   xine Vendors:
xine Playlist File Path Format String Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015959
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1905   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 29 2009
Original Entry Date:  Apr 18 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in xine. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system.

The player contains two format string vulnerabilities. A remote user can create a playlist with a filepath that contains a specially crafted format string specifier that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The flaw resides in 'src/xitk/main.c'.

A demonstration exploit is provided:


c0ntex reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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Subject:  [Full-disclosure] Remote Xine Format String Vulnerability



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