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|Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200609-08 ] xine-lib: Buffer overflows
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: xine-lib: Buffer overflows (GLSA 200609-08)
Date: September 13, 2006
xine-lib is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows that could be exploited to execute arbitrary code.
xine is a high performance, portable and reusable multimedia playback engine. xine-lib is xine's core engine.
Vulnerable: < 1.1.2-r2
Unaffected: >= 1.1.2-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures
xine-lib contains buffer overflows in the processing of AVI. Additionally, xine-lib is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the HTTP plugin (xineplug_inp_http.so) via a long reply from an HTTP server.
An attacker could trigger the buffer overflow vulnerabilities by enticing a user to load a specially crafted AVI file in xine. This might result in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running xine. Additionally, a remote HTTP server serving a xine client a specially crafted reply could crash xine and possibly execute arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All xine-lib users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/xine-lib-1.1.2-r2"