GLSA-200801-12 : xine-lib: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 30117
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200801-12 (xine-lib: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
Luigi Auriemma reported that xine-lib does not properly check boundaries when processing SDP attributes of RTSP streams, leading to heap-based buffer overflows.
An attacker could entice a user to play specially crafted RTSP video streams with a player using xine-lib, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the player.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll xine-lib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/xine-lib-184.108.40.206'