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[GLSA-200505-19] gxine: Format string vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
gxine: Format string vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-19
(gxine: Format string vulnerability)
Exworm discovered that gxine insecurely implements formatted
printing in the hostname decoding function.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a carefully crafted
file with gxine, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All gxine users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose media-video/gxine
Threat Level: Medium
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