xine-lib is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows that could be exploited to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||media-libs/xine-lib on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.1.2-r2|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.1.2-r2|
xine is a high performance, portable and reusable multimedia playback engine. xine-lib is xine's core engine.
xine-lib contains buffer overflows in the processing of AVI. Additionally, xine-lib is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the HTTP plugin (xineplug_inp_http.so) via a long reply from an HTTP server.
An attacker could trigger the buffer overflow vulnerabilities by enticing a user to load a specially crafted AVI file in xine. This might result in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running xine. Additionally, a remote HTTP server serving a xine client a specially crafted reply could crash xine and possibly execute arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All xine-lib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/xine-lib-1.1.2-r2"
September 13, 2006
September 13, 2006: 01