Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : xine-lib vulnerability (USN-435-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28030


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


Moritz Jodeit discovered that the DirectShow loader of Xine did not correctly validate the size of an allocated buffer. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted media file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28030

File Name: ubuntu_USN-435-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

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:libxine1-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxine1c2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1387

USN: 435-1