xine-lib (SSA:2005-121-02)
Posted on: 05/02/2005 06:48 AM

New xine-lib packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, and -current to fix security issues. The xine frontends have also been upgraded.

For more details on the xine-lib security issues, see:

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/xine-lib-1.0.1-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to xine-lib-1.0.1.
This fixes some bugs in the MMS and Real RTSP streaming client code.
While the odds of this vulnerability being usable to a remote attacker are
low (but see the xine advisory), if you stream media from sites using these
protocols (and you think the sites might be "hostile" and will try to hack
into your xine client), then you might want to upgrade to this new version
of xine-lib. Probably the other fixes and enchancements in xine-lib-1.0.1
are a better rationale to do so, though.
For more details on the xine-lib security issues, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Updated packages for Slackware 10.0:

Updated packages for Slackware 10.1:

Updated packages for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.0 packages:
5d4aa5dda0ae61ccec4ffb170a85de64 gxine-0.4.4-i486-1.tgz
8be40e61d91bee8d79d0da5693fd663f xine-lib-1.0.1-i686-1.tgz
935e7d9c8da3ac159aaf5ca44bfb4d2e xine-ui-0.99.3-i686-1.tgz

Slackware 10.1 packages:
12181793dd01d778368df28a1e889264 gxine-0.4.4-i486-1.tgz
22bff793d373875ac9e8377733e3186e xine-lib-1.0.1-i686-1.tgz

Slackware -current packages:
a0b0754ad3767c4bdfd76b1cf23862c7 gxine-0.4.4-i486-1.tgz
c17c93bcfe461956d0b38b13836afeab xine-lib-1.0.1-i686-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the xine-lib package as root:
# upgradepkg xine-lib-1.0.1-i686-1.tgz

The xine-lib frontends (xine-ui and gxine) have been upgraded as well
(but these are optional upgrades that do not fix any known security
issues.) Upgrade these in the same way:

# upgradepkg gxine-0.4.4-i486-1.tgz xine-ui-0.99.3-i686-1.tgz


Slackware Linux Security Team

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