Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xine-lib (MDKSA-2006:108)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21752


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A buffer overflow in the HTTP Plugin ( for xine-lib 1.1.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a long reply from an HTTP server, as demonstrated using gxine 0.5.6. (CVE-2006-2802)

In addition, a possible buffer overflow exists in the AVI demuxer, similar in nature to CVE-2006-1502 for MPlayer. The Corporate 3 release of xine-lib does not have this issue.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21752

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-108.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/06/24

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xine1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xine1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxine1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxine1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-aa, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-arts, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-dxr3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-esd, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-flac, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-gnomevfs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-image, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-plugins, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-polyp, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-smb, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2802

BID: 18187

MDKSA: 2006:108