GLSA 200704-09 xine-lib: Heap-based buffer overflow
Posted on: 04/14/2007 11:45 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200704-09
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: xine-lib: Heap-based buffer overflow
Date: April 14, 2007
Bugs: #170208
ID: 200704-09

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Synopsis
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xine-lib is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow.

Background
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xine-lib is the core library package for the xine media player.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/xine-lib lt; 1.1.4-r2 gt;= 1.1.4-r2
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# Package 1 only applies to x86 users.

Description
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xine-lib does not check boundaries on data being read into buffers from
DMO video files in code that is shared with MPlayer
(DMO_VideoDecoder.c).

Impact
======

An attacker could entice a user to play a specially crafted DMO video
file with a player using xine-lib, potentially resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
player.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All xine-lib users on the x86 platform should upgrade to the latest
version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-libs/xine-lib-1.1.4-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-1246
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1246

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-200704-09.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 2007 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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