Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1526-1 xwine -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
20 Mar 2008
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2008-0930, CVE-2008-0931.
More information:

Steve Kemp from the Debian Security Audit project discovered several local vulnerabilities in xwine, a graphical user interface for the WINE emulator.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2008-0930

    The xwine command makes unsafe use of local temporary files when printing. This could allow the removal of arbitrary files belonging to users who invoke the program.

  • CVE-2008-0931

    The xwine command changes the permissions of the global WINE configuration file such that it is world-writable. This could allow local users to edit it such that arbitrary commands could be executed whenever any local user executed a program under WINE.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1-1etch1.

We recommend that you upgrade your xwine package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (etch)

HP Precision:
Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

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