GLSA-200801-12 : xine-lib: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 30117


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


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All xine-lib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/xine-lib-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 30117

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200801-12.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/01/29

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:xine-lib, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0225, CVE-2008-0238

BID: 27198

OSVDB: 42195, 42196

GLSA: 200801-12

CWE: 119