Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xine-lib (MDVSA-2008:177)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37454


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


Guido Landi found A stack-based buffer overflow in xine-lib that could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service (crash) and potentially execute arbitrary code via a long NSF title (CVE-2008-1878).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37454

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-177.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/03/19

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:ND

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:2008.1

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: 2008/08/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1878

BID: 28816

MDVSA: 2008:177

CWE: 119