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xine-lib: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code



xine-lib: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
xine-lib: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200801-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/ 
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: xine-lib: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
      Date: January 27, 2008
      Bugs: #205197
        ID: 200801-12

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Synopsis
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xine-lib is vulnerable to multiple heap-based buffer overflows when
processing RTSP streams.

Background
=========
xine-lib is the core library package for the xine media player.

Affected packages
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    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /  Vulnerable  /                  Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-libs/xine-lib      < 1.1.9.1                     >= 1.1.9.1

Description
==========
Luigi Auriemma reported that xine-lib does not properly check
boundaries when processing SDP attributes of RTSP streams, leading to
heap-based buffer overflows.

Impact
=====
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.

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

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

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/xine-lib-1.1.9.1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-0225
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0225 
  [ 2 ] CVE-2008-0238
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0238 

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-200801-12.xml 

Concerns?
========
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 2008 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/2.5 

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