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<glsa id="200801-12">
<title>xine-lib: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
xine-lib is vulnerable to multiple heap-based buffer overflows when
processing RTSP streams.
<product type="ebuild">xine-lib</product>
<announced>January 27, 2008</announced>
<revised>January 27, 2008: 01</revised>
<package name="media-libs/xine-lib" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge"></unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt"></vulnerable>
xine-lib is the core library package for the xine media player.
Luigi Auriemma reported that xine-lib does not properly check
boundaries when processing SDP attributes of RTSP streams, leading to
heap-based buffer overflows.
<impact type="normal">
An attacker could entice a user to play specially crafted RTSP video
streams with a player using xine-lib, potentially resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
There is no known workaround at this time.
All xine-lib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-libs/xine-lib-;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-0225</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-0238</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 16 Jan 2008 19:08:20 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 20 Jan 2008 01:56:19 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sat, 26 Jan 2008 21:39:28 +0000">