Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : xine-lib vulnerability (USN-295-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27867


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


Federico 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27867

File Name: ubuntu_USN-295-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxine-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxine-main1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxine1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxine1c2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/05/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2802

OSVDB: 25936

USN: 295-1