Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : xine-lib vulnerability (USN-295-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27867
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionFederico L. Bossi Bonin discovered a buffer overflow in the HTTP input module. By tricking an user into opening a malicious remote media location, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash Xine library frontends (like totem-xine, gxine, or xine-ui) and possibly even execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.