GLSA 200607-07 xine-lib: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 07/22/2006 03:12 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200607-07
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: xine-lib: Buffer overflow
Date: July 20, 2006
Bugs: #139319
ID: 200607-07

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow has been found in the libmms library shipped with
xine-lib, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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xine-lib is the core library of xine, a multimedia player.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/xine-lib lt; 1.1.2-r2 gt;= 1.1.2-r2

Description
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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.

Impact
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A remote attacker could design a malicious media file that would
trigger the overflow, potentially resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code.

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-r2"=


References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-2200
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2200

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-200607-07.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/2.5



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