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[GLSA-200609-08] xine-lib: Buffer overflows Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
xine-lib: Buffer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200609-08
(xine-lib: Buffer overflows)

xine-lib contains buffer overflows in the processing of AVI.
Additionally, xine-lib is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the HTTP
test ( via a long reply from an HTTP server.


A possible hacker could trigger the buffer overflow vulnerabilities by
enticing a user to load a specially crafted AVI file in xine. This
might result in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the
user running xine. Additionally, a remote HTTP server serving a xine
client a specially crafted reply could crash xine and possibly execute
arbitrary code.


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-r2"

Threat Level: Medium

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