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[GLSA-200604-16] xine-lib: Buffer overflow vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
xine-lib: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200604-16
(xine-lib: Buffer overflow vulnerability)
Federico L. Bossi Bonin discovered that when handling MPEG streams
xine-lib fails to make a proper boundary check of the input data
supplied by the user before copying it to an insufficiently sized
A remote attacker could entice a user to play a specially-crafted
MPEG file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running the application.
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-1.1.2_pre20060328-r1"
Threat Level: Medium
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