GLSA 200612-02 xine-lib: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 12/09/2006 10:20 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200612-02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: xine-lib: Buffer overflow
Date: December 09, 2006
Bugs: #156645
ID: 200612-02

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Synopsis
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xine-lib is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the Real Media input
plugin, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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xine is a 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-r3 gt;= 1.1.2-r3

Description
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A possible buffer overflow has been reported in the Real Media input
plugin.

Impact
======

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user into
loading a specially crafted stream with xine or an application using
xine-lib. This can lead to a Denial of Service and possibly the
execution of arbitrary code with the rights 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-r3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-6172
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6172

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-200612-02.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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