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xine-lib: Buffer overflow vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200604-16 / xine-lib
Release Date April 26, 2006
Latest Revision April 26, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-libs/xine-lib < 1.1.2_pre20060328-r1 >= 1.1.2_pre20060328-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #128838


xine-lib contains a buffer overflow vulnerability which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


xine-lib is the xine core engine. xine is a free multimedia player. It plays CDs, DVDs, and VCDs, and can also decode other common multimedia formats.


Federico L. Bossi Bonin discovered that when handling MPEG streams xine-lib fails to make a proper boundary check of the input data supplied by the user before copying it to an insufficiently sized memory buffer.


A remote attacker could entice a user to play a specially-crafted MPEG file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All xine-lib users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/xine-lib-1.1.2_pre20060328-r1"

4.  References


Page updated April 26, 2006

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