Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : xine-lib vulnerability (USN-746-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the 4xm demuxer in xine-lib did not correctly
handle a large current_track value in a 4xm file, resulting in an
integer overflow. If a user or automated system were tricked into
opening a specially crafted 4xm movie file, an attacker could crash
xine-lib or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0698)

USN-710-1 provided updated xine-lib packages to fix multiple security
vulnerabilities. The security patch to fix CVE-2008-5239 introduced a
regression causing some media files to be unplayable. This update
corrects the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.

It was discovered that the input handlers in xine-lib did not
correctly handle certain error codes, resulting in out-of-bounds reads
and heap- based buffer overflows. If a user or automated system were
tricked into opening a specially crafted file, stream, or URL, an
attacker could execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2008-5239).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37983 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5239
CVE-2009-0698