Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xine-lib (MDKSA-2005:228)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Simon Kilvington discovered a vulnerability in FFmpeg libavcodec,
which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of
Service) and potentially to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the
'avcodec_default_get_buffer()' function of 'utils.c' in libavcodec.
This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow when a
specially crafted 1x1 '.png' file containing a palette is read.

Xine-lib is built with a private copy of ffmpeg containing this same
code. (Corporate Server 2.1 is not vulnerable)

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this problem.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20459 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-228.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4048

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