xine-lib vulnerability

2009-03-26T00:00:00
ID USN-746-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2009-03-26T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that the 4xm demuxer in xine-lib did not correctly handle a large current_track value in a 4xm file, resulting in an integer overflow. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted 4xm movie file, an attacker could crash xine-lib or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0698)

USN-710-1 provided updated xine-lib packages to fix multiple security vulnerabilities. The security patch to fix CVE-2008-5239 introduced a regression causing some media files to be unplayable. This update corrects the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details: It was discovered that the input handlers in xine-lib did not correctly handle certain error codes, resulting in out-of-bounds reads and heap- based buffer overflows. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, stream, or URL, an attacker could execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-5239)