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USN-445-1: XMMS vulnerabilities

27 March 2007

XMMS vulnerabilities



Sven Krewitt of Secunia Research discovered that XMMS did not correctly
handle BMP images when loading GUI skins. If a user were tricked into
loading a specially crafted skin, a remote attacker could execute
arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 6.10
  • xmms - 1.2.10+cvs20060429-1ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 6.06
  • xmms - 1.2.10+cvs20050809-4ubuntu5.1
Ubuntu 5.10
  • xmms - 1.2.10+cvs20050209-2ubuntu2.1

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart XMMS or reboot your
computer to effect the necessary changes.