Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1277-1 XMMS -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
04 Apr 2007
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 416423.
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 23078.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2007-0654, CVE-2007-0653.
More information:

Multiple errors have been found in the skin handling routines in xmms, the X Multimedia System. These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code as the user running xmms by inducing the victim to load specially crafted interface skin files.

For the stable distribution (sarge), these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.10+cvs20050209-2sarge1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) and the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in versions 1:1.2.10+20061101-1etch1 and 1:1.2.10+20070401-1, respectively.

We recommend that you upgrade your xmms packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (stable)

HP Precision:
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.