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

High Nessus Plugin ID 21298


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


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.


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'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21298

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200604-16.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/04/28

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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: 2006/04/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/04/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1664

OSVDB: 25004

GLSA: 200604-16