xine-lib: Heap-based buffer overflow
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200704-09 / xine-lib
||April 14, 2007
||April 14, 2007: 01
xine-lib is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow.
xine-lib is the core library package for the xine media player.
xine-lib does not check boundaries on data being read into buffers from
DMO video files in code that is shared with MPlayer
An attacker could entice a user to play a specially crafted DMO video
file with a player using xine-lib, potentially resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
There is no known workaround at this time.
All xine-lib users on the x86 platform should upgrade to the latest
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/xine-lib-1.1.4-r2"