Debian Security Advisory DSA 1586-1 (xine-lib)

Published: 2008-05-27 13:41:50
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:


Technical Details:
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in xine-lib, a library which supplies most of the application functionality of the xine multimedia player. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following three problems: CVE-2008-1482 Integer overflow vulnerabilities exist in xine's FLV, QuickTime, RealMedia, MVE and CAK demuxers, as well as the EBML parser used by the Matroska demuxer. These weaknesses allow an attacker to overflow heap buffers and potentially execute arbitrary code by supplying a maliciously crafted file of those types. CVE-2008-1686 Insufficient input validation in the Speex implementation used by this version of xine enables an invalid array access and the execution of arbitrary code by supplying a maliciously crafted Speex file. CVE-2008-1878 Inadequate bounds checking in the NES Sound Format (NSF) demuxer enables a stack buffer overflow and the execution of arbitrary code through a maliciously crafted NSF file. For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.2+dfsg-7. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.12-2. We recommend that you upgrade your xine-lib Linux Distribution Packages.

The remote host is missing an update to xine-lib announced via advisory DSA 1586-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

CVSS Score
Debian Local Security Checks

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