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Xine-lib: buffer overflow vulnerability



xine-lib: Buffer overflow vulnerability
xine-lib: Buffer overflow vulnerability



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200604-16
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: xine-lib: Buffer overflow vulnerability
      Date: April 26, 2006
      Bugs: #128838
        ID: 200604-16

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Synopsis
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xine-lib contains a buffer overflow vulnerability which may lead to the
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
=========
xine-lib is the xine core engine. xine is a free multimedia player. It
plays CDs, DVDs, and VCDs, and can also decode other common multimedia
formats.

Affected packages
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     Package   /        Vulnerable        /                 Unaffected
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  1  xine-lib     < 1.1.2_pre20060328-r1       >= 1.1.2_pre20060328-r1

Description
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Federico L. Bossi Bonin discovered that when handling MPEG streams
xine-lib fails to make a proper boundary check of the input data
supplied by the user before copying it to an insufficiently sized
memory buffer.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to play a specially-crafted MPEG
file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions
of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

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

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/xine-lib-1.1.2_pre20060328-r1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-1664
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1664 

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200604-16.xml 

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 

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