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

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

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 :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

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

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1664

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