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[GLSA-200609-08] xine-lib: Buffer overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
xine-lib: Buffer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200609-08
(xine-lib: Buffer overflows)


xine-lib contains buffer overflows in the processing of AVI.
Additionally, xine-lib is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the HTTP
test (xineplug_inp_http.so) via a long reply from an HTTP server.

Impact

A possible hacker 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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2802


Solution:
All xine-lib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/xine-lib-1.1.2-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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