USN-42-1: Xine library vulnerabilities
Posted on: 12/20/2004 04:50 PM

A Xine security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-42-1 December 20, 2004
xine-lib vulnerabilities

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)

The following packages are affected:


The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to version 1-rc5-1ubuntu2.1. In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

Several buffer overflows have been discovered in xine-lib, the video/audio codec library for Xine frontends (xine-ui, totem-xine, kaffeine, and others). If an attacker tricked a user into loading a malicious RTSP stream or a stream with specially crafted AIFF audio or PNM image data, they could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user opening the audio/video file.

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 220103 36088cafe1ebf980e974121c75509342
Size/MD5: 950 b91b838d1e93be1d6dbaf4e25fdcc0a2
Size/MD5: 7052663 703c3e68d60524598d4d9e527fe38286

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 101304 3924c05126efb642a3a4caeb76fa103f
Size/MD5: 3542990 2b49a83c4ac8aee07480cbe4f0639802

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
Size/MD5: 101282 650241599ab0b2b95e87e4ea998392ca
Size/MD5: 3728702 b5aabac9ef7413d59ed599589876c5ab

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
Size/MD5: 101296 604e0163adfa10406d729321977de6d5
Size/MD5: 3886558 4aa25f9823981361dd44ec1f4a53f62f

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