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xine-lib: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201006-04 / xine-lib
Release Date June 01, 2010
Latest Revision June 01, 2010: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-libs/xine-lib < >= All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #234777, #249041, #260069, #265250


Multiple vulnerabilities in xine-lib might result in the remote execution of arbitrary code.

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 reported in xine-lib. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


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 application.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All xine-lib users should upgrade to an unaffected version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/xine-lib-"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since April 10, 2009. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

4.  References


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