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xine-lib: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200808-01 / xine-lib
Release Date August 06, 2008
Latest Revision August 06, 2008: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-libs/xine-lib < 1.1.13 >= 1.1.13 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #213039, #214270, #218059


xine-lib is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows when processing media streams.

2.  Impact Information


xine-lib is the core library package for the xine media player, and other players such as Amarok, Codeine/Dragon Player and Kaffeine.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in xine-lib:

  • Alin Rad Pop of Secunia reported an array indexing vulnerability in the sdpplin_parse() function in the file input/libreal/sdpplin.c when processing streams from RTSP servers that contain a large "streamid" SDP parameter (CVE-2008-0073).
  • Luigi Auriemma reported multiple integer overflows that result in heap-based buffer overflows when processing ".FLV", ".MOV" ".RM", ".MVE", ".MKV", and ".CAK" files (CVE-2008-1482).
  • Guido Landi reported a stack-based buffer overflow in the demux_nsf_send_chunk() function when handling titles within NES Music (.NSF) files (CVE-2008-1878).


A remote attacker could entice a user to play a specially crafted video file or stream with a player using xine-lib, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the player.

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-1.1.13"

4.  References


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