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<glsa id="200408-18">
<title>xine-lib: VCD MRL buffer overflow</title>
xine-lib contains an exploitable buffer overflow in the VCD handling code
<product type="ebuild">xine-lib</product>
<announced>August 17, 2004</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<package name="media-libs/xine-lib" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1_rc5-r3</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="le">1_rc5-r2</vulnerable>
xine-lib is a multimedia library which can be utilized to create
multimedia frontends.
xine-lib contains a bug where it is possible to overflow the vcd://
input source identifier management buffer through carefully crafted
<impact type="normal">
An attacker may construct a carefully-crafted playlist file which will
cause xine-lib to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the
user. In order to conform with the generic naming standards of most
Unix-like systems, playlists can have extensions other than .asx (the
standard xine playlist format), and made to look like another file
(MP3, AVI, or MPEG for example). If an attacker crafts a playlist with
a valid header, they can insert a VCD playlist line that can cause a
buffer overflow and possible shellcode execution.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of xine-lib.
All xine-lib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv &quot;&gt;=media-libs/xine-lib-1_rc5-r3&quot;
# emerge &quot;&gt;=media-libs/xine-lib-1_rc5-r3&quot;</code>
<uri link="">Open Security Advisory</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2004-1475</uri>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 14 Aug 2004 05:07:02 +0000">