GLSA 200601-06 xine-lib, FFmpeg: Heap-based buffer overflow
Posted on: 01/10/2006 10:32 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - xine-lib, FFmpeg: Heap-based buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200601-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: xine-lib, FFmpeg: Heap-based buffer overflow
Date: January 10, 2006
Bugs: #115849, #116181
ID: 200601-06

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Synopsis
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xine-lib and FFmpeg are vulnerable to a buffer overflow that may be
exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Background
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xine is a GPL high-performance, portable and reusable multimedia
playback engine. xine-lib is xine's core engine. FFmpeg is a very fast
video and audio converter and is used in xine-lib.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/xine-lib lt; 1.1.1-r3 gt;= 1.1.1-r3
2 media-video/ffmpeg lt; 0.4.9_p20051216 gt;= 0.4.9_p20051216
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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Simon Kilvington has reported a vulnerability in FFmpeg libavcodec. The
flaw is due to a buffer overflow error in the
"avcodec_default_get_buffer()" function. This function doesn't properly
handle specially crafted PNG files as a result of a heap overflow.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to run an FFmpeg based
application on a maliciously crafted PNG file, resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running
the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All xine-lib users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-libs/xine-lib-1.1.1-r3"

All FFmpeg users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-video/ffmpeg-0.4.9_p20051216"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2005-4048
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-4048
[ 2 ] Original advisory
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.video.ffmpeg.devel/26558

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200601-06.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0



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