Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xine-lib (MDVSA-2008:124)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37421


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


A vulnerability in the Speex library was found where it did not properly validate input values read from the Speex files headers. An attacker could create a malicious Speex file that would crash an application or potentially allow the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the application calling the Speex library (CVE-2008-1686).

Xine-lib is similarly affected by this issue.

As well, the previous version of xine as provided in Mandriva Linux 2008.1 would crash when playing matroska files, and a regression was introduced that prevented Amarok from playing m4a files.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37421

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-124.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xine-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xine1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxine-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxine1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-aa, 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, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xine-wavpack, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/06/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1686

BID: 28665

MDVSA: 2008:124

CWE: 189