GLSA-200801-12 : xine-lib: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200801-12
(xine-lib: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

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

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 30117 (gentoo_GLSA-200801-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 27198

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0225