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[GLSA-200504-27] xine-lib: Two heap overflow vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
xine-lib: Two heap overflow vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-27
(xine-lib: Two heap overflow vulnerabilities)


Heap overflows have been found in the code handling RealMedia RTSP
and Microsoft Media Services streams over TCP (MMST).

Impact

By setting up a malicious server and enticing a user to use its
streaming data, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code
on the client computer with the permissions of the user running any
multimedia frontend making use of the xine-lib library.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://xinehq.de/index.php/security/XSA-2004-8


Solution:
All xine-lib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose media-libs/xine-lib


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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