GLSA-200612-02 : xine-lib: Buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 23796


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200612-02 (xine-lib: Buffer overflow)

A possible buffer overflow has been reported in the Real Media input plugin.
Impact :

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user into loading a specially crafted stream with xine or an application using xine-lib. This can lead to a Denial of Service and possibly the execution of arbitrary code with the rights 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-r3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 23796

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200612-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/12/11

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/12/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6172

BID: 21435

OSVDB: 30774, 33815

GLSA: 200612-02