Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xine-lib (MDVSA-2008:046-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36358


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


An array index vulnerability found in the FLAC audio demuxer might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted FLAC tag, which triggers a buffer overflow. Although originally an MPlayer issue, it also affects xine-lib due to code similarity.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.

Update :

The previous update used a bad patch which made Amarok interface very unresponsive while playing FLAC files. This new update fixes the security issue with a better patch.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36358

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-046.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xine-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xine1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xine1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxine-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxine1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxine1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-aa, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-arts, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-caca, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-dxr3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-esd, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-flac, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-gnomevfs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-image, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-jack, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-plugins, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-pulse, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-sdl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-smb, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/20

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0485, CVE-2008-0486, CVE-2008-0629, CVE-2008-0630

MDVSA: 2008:046-1

CWE: 119, 189