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Family: Debian Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

[DSA657] DSA-657-1 xine-lib Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-657-1 xine-lib

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

A heap overflow has been discovered in the DVD subpicture decoder of
xine-lib. A possible hacker could cause arbitrary code to be executed on
the victims host by supplying a malicious MPEG. By tricking users to
view a malicious network stream, this is remotely exploitable.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.9.8-2woody2.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1-rc6a-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your libxine packages.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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