Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : xine-lib vulnerability (USN-435-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28030
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMoritz 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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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.