Ubuntu Security Notice USN-445-1
27th March, 2007
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 6.10
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
- Ubuntu 5.10
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- 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: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart XMMS or reboot your
computer to effect the necessary changes.