GLSA-200504-27 : xine-lib: Two heap overflow vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18145


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-27 (xine-lib: Two heap overflow vulnerabilities)

Heap overflows have been found in the code handling RealMedia RTSP and Microsoft Media Services streams over TCP (MMST).
Impact :

By setting up a malicious server and enticing a user to use its streaming data, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code on the client computer with the permissions of the user running any multimedia frontend making use of the xine-lib library.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18145

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200504-27.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/04/27

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:xine-lib, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/04/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/04/21

Reference Information

OSVDB: 15884, 15885

GLSA: 200504-27