GLSA-200708-02 : Xvid: Array indexing vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25867


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200708-02 (Xvid: Array indexing vulnerabilities)

Trixter Jack discovered an array indexing error in the get_intra_block() function in the file src/bitstream/mbcoding.c. The get_inter_block_h263() and get_inter_block_mpeg() functions in the same file were also reported as vulnerable.
Impact :

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code by tricking a user or automated system into processing a malicious video file with an application that makes use of the Xvid library.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Xvid users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/xvid-1.1.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25867

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200708-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/08/13

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:xvid, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/06/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3329

OSVDB: 37728

GLSA: 200708-02