USN-445-1: XMMS vulnerabilities

27 March 2007

xmms vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10

Software Description


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 LTS
xmms - 1.2.10+cvs20050809-4ubuntu5.1
Ubuntu 5.10
xmms - 1.2.10+cvs20050209-2ubuntu2.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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