GLSA-200704-09 : xine-lib: Heap-based buffer overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 25054
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200704-09 (xine-lib: Heap-based buffer overflow)
xine-lib does not check boundaries on data being read into buffers from DMO video files in code that is shared with MPlayer (DMO_VideoDecoder.c).
An attacker could entice a user to play a specially crafted DMO video file with a player using xine-lib, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the player.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll xine-lib users on the x86 platform should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/xine-lib-1.1.4-r2'