GLSA-200607-07 : xine-lib: Buffer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22083


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200607-07 (xine-lib: Buffer overflow)

There is a stack based overflow in the libmms library included with xine-lib which can be triggered by malicious use of the send_command, string_utf16, get_data and get_media_packet functions.
Impact :

A remote attacker could design a malicious media file that would trigger the overflow, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
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-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22083

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200607-07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/07/21

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/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: 2006/07/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2200

OSVDB: 26767

GLSA: 200607-07