xine-lib: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 201006-04

Multiple vulnerabilities in xine-lib might result in the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-libs/xine-lib on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.1.16.3
Unaffected versions >= 1.1.16.3

Background

xine-lib is the core library package for the xine media player, and other players such as Amarok, Codeine/Dragon Player and Kaffeine.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in xine-lib. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to play a specially crafted video file or stream with a player using xine-lib, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All xine-lib users should upgrade to an unaffected version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/xine-lib-1.1.16.3"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since April 10, 2009. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

References

Release Date
June 01, 2010

Latest Revision
June 01, 2010: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

Bugzilla entries