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xine-lib: Buffer overflow


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200607-07 / xine-lib
Release Date July 20, 2006
Latest Revision July 20, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-libs/xine-lib < 1.1.2-r2 >= 1.1.2-r2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #139319


A buffer overflow has been found in the libmms library shipped with xine-lib, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


xine-lib is the core library of xine, a multimedia player.


There is a stack based overflow in the libmms library included with xine-lib which can be triggered by malicious use of the send_command, string_utf16, get_data and get_media_packet functions.


A remote attacker could design a malicious media file that would trigger the overflow, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

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-r2"

4.  References


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