Package : xine-lib
Vulnerability : multiple
Problem type : local (remote)
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-1482 CVE-2008-1686 CVE-2008-1878
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:
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.
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
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
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your xine-lib packages.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch