xine-lib (SSA:2008-111-01)
Posted on: 04/22/2008 12:25 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.

An overflow was found in the Speex decoder that could lead to a crash or
possible execution of arbitrary code. Xine-lib lt;= 1.1.12 was also found to be vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow in the NES demuxer (thanks to

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

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:
Recompiled, with --without-speex (we didn't ship the speex library in
Slackware anyway, but for reference this issue would be CVE-2008-1686),
and with --disable-nosefart (the recently reported as insecurely
demuxed NSF format). As before in -2, this package fixes the two
regressions mentioned in the release notes for xine-lib-1.1.12:
(* 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:
5852d40bec83e7754727956366c47efa xine-lib-

Slackware 10.1 package:
a78cd544b958bc49eebbbc33cb8e8f8f xine-lib-

Slackware 10.2 package:
ae159e3519a3d10306ed373d9eb90e44 xine-lib-

Slackware 11.0 package:
e88f4828e126fdbee826ca6ff3cda355 xine-lib-

Slackware 12.0 package:
37ba3d3e3adb62b453e4092ffef120c6 xine-lib-

Slackware -current package:
af248c0137f15c0cd97ab751e78a66df xine-lib-

Installation instructions:

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


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