xine-lib: Buffer overflow — GLSA 200612-02

xine-lib is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the Real Media input plugin, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-libs/xine-lib on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.1.2-r3
Unaffected versions >= 1.1.2-r3

Background

xine is a portable and reusable multimedia playback engine. xine-lib is xine's core engine.

Description

A possible buffer overflow has been reported in the Real Media input plugin.

Impact

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user into loading a specially crafted stream with xine or an application using xine-lib. This can lead to a Denial of Service and possibly the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All xine-lib users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/xine-lib-1.1.2-r3"

References

Release Date
December 09, 2006

Latest Revision
December 09, 2006: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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