GLSA 200609-08 xine-lib: Buffer overflows
Posted on: 09/13/2006 10:20 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200609-08
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: xine-lib: Buffer overflows
Date: September 13, 2006
Bugs: #133520
ID: 200609-08

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Synopsis
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xine-lib is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows that could be
exploited to execute arbitrary code.

Background
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xine is a high performance, portable and reusable multimedia playback
engine. xine-lib is xine's core engine.

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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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.

Impact
======

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.

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-2006-2802
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2802

Availability
============

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200609-08.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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