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xine-lib: Buffer overflows


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200609-08 / xine-lib
Release Date September 13, 2006
Latest Revision September 13, 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: #133520


xine-lib is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows that could be exploited to execute arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


xine is a high performance, portable and reusable multimedia playback engine. xine-lib is xine's core engine.


xine-lib contains buffer overflows in the processing of AVI. Additionally, xine-lib is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the HTTP plugin ( via a long reply from an HTTP server.


An attacker could trigger the buffer overflow vulnerabilities by enticing a user to load a specially crafted AVI file in xine. This might result in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running xine. Additionally, a remote HTTP server serving a xine client a specially crafted reply could crash xine and possibly execute 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


Page updated September 13, 2006

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