Ubuntu 4.10 : xine-lib vulnerabilities (USN-42-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Several buffer overflows have been discovered in xine-lib, the
video/audio codec library for Xine frontends (xine-ui, totem-xine,
kaffeine, and others). If an attacker tricked a user into loading a
malicious RTSP stream or a stream with specially crafted AIFF audio or
PNM image data, they could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user opening the audio/video file.

Solution :

Update the affected libxine-dev and / or libxine1 packages.

Risk factor :


Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20659 ()

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