GLSA 200604-16 xine-lib: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Posted on: 04/26/2006 06:42 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - xine-lib: Buffer overflow vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200604-16
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: xine-lib: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Date: April 26, 2006
Bugs: #128838
ID: 200604-16

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

Background
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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
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 xine-lib lt; 1.1.2_pre20060328-r1 gt;= 1.1.2_pre20060328-r1

Description
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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
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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
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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-1.1.2_pre20060328-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-1664
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1664

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-200604-16.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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