GLSA-200604-16 : xine-lib: Buffer overflow vulnerability

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200604-16
(xine-lib: Buffer overflow vulnerability)

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 :

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 :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

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

Solution :

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'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21298 (gentoo_GLSA-200604-16.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1664