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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200604-16 ] xine-lib: Buffer overflow vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: xine-lib: Buffer overflow vulnerability (GLSA 200604-16)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: April 26, 2006
Bug(s): #128838
ID: 200604-16

Synopsis

xine-lib contains a buffer overflow vulnerability which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

xine-lib is the xine core engine. xine is a free multimedia player. It plays CDs, DVDs, and VCDs, and can also decode other common multimedia formats.

Affected Packages

Package: media-libs/xine-lib
Vulnerable: < 1.1.2_pre20060328-r1
Unaffected: >= 1.1.2_pre20060328-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Federico L. Bossi Bonin discovered that when handling MPEG streams xine-lib fails to make a proper boundary check of the input data supplied by the user before copying it to an insufficiently sized memory buffer.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to play a specially-crafted MPEG file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All xine-lib users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/xine-lib-1.1.2_pre20060328-r1"


References

CVE-2006-1664


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