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xine-lib: Buffer overflow


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200612-02 / xine-lib
Release Date December 09, 2006
Latest Revision December 09, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-libs/xine-lib < 1.1.2-r3 >= 1.1.2-r3 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #156645


xine-lib is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the Real Media input plugin, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


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


A possible buffer overflow has been reported in the Real Media input plugin.


An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user into loading a specially crafted stream with xine or an application using xine-lib. This can lead to a Denial of Service and possibly the execution of arbitrary code with the rights 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-r3"

4.  References


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