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|Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200607-07 ] xine-lib: Buffer overflow
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: xine-lib: Buffer overflow (GLSA 200607-07)
Date: July 20, 2006
A buffer overflow has been found in the libmms library shipped with xine-lib, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
xine-lib is the core library of xine, a multimedia player.
Vulnerable: < 1.1.2-r2
Unaffected: >= 1.1.2-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures
There is a stack based overflow in the libmms library included with xine-lib which can be triggered by malicious use of the send_command, string_utf16, get_data and get_media_packet functions.
A remote attacker could design a malicious media file that would trigger the overflow, potentially resulting in the execution of 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"