xine-lib: Buffer overflows
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200609-08 / xine-lib
||September 13, 2006
||September 13, 2006: 01
All supported architectures
xine-lib is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows that could be exploited
to execute arbitrary code.
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 (xineplug_inp_http.so) 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
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"