Debian Security Advisory

DSA-477-1 xine-ui -- insecure temporary file creation

Date Reported:
06 Apr 2004
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 9939, BugTraq ID 9939.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2004-0372.
More information:

Shaun Colley discovered a problem in xine-ui, the xine video player user interface. A script contained in the package to possibly remedy a problem or report a bug does not create temporary files in a secure fashion. This could allow a local attacker to overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking xine.

This update also removes the bug reporting facility since bug reports can't be processed upstream anymore.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.8-5.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your xine-ui package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.