xine-lib is vulnerable to multiple heap-based buffer overflows when processing RTSP streams.
|Package||media-libs/xine-lib on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 126.96.36.199|
|Unaffected versions||>= 188.8.131.52|
xine-lib is the core library package for the xine media player.
Luigi Auriemma reported that xine-lib does not properly check boundaries when processing SDP attributes of RTSP streams, leading to heap-based buffer overflows.
An attacker could entice a user to play specially crafted RTSP video streams with a player using xine-lib, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the player.
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-184.108.40.206"
January 27, 2008
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