xine-lib (SSA:2008-092-01)
Posted on: 04/01/2008 03:19 PM

New xine-lib packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, and -current to fix security issues.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:
Mon Mar 31 23:33:58 CDT 2008
Upgraded to xine-lib-
Earlier versions of xine-lib suffer from an integer overflow which may lead
to a buffer overflow that could potentially be used to gain unauthorized
access to the machine if a malicious media file is played back. File types
affected this time include .flv, .mov, .rm, .mve, .mkv, and .cak.
For more information on this security issue, please see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

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Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.0 package:
b3b011b3f39ee9688bb91663db0ed15d xine-lib-

Slackware 10.1 package:
4bc2172a51944aa4937e799ae876d2f3 xine-lib-

Slackware 10.2 package:
a10af71a22cfdf1a6456cd1a07168d17 xine-lib-

Slackware 11.0 package:
d15917be2a476e19ecb9254fc7d21f84 xine-lib-

Slackware 12.0 package:
c883b1ebae2955f6d8f289e9e80cf7b2 xine-lib-

Slackware -current package:
a6d31fba0a2186975c914b839a6f8db5 xine-lib-

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg xine-lib-


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