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Security update for xine-lib

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(Last modified: 16AUG2004)


solutions Security update for xine-lib SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (6c9d74e2f5ddcb5b8952da814c688096)

Applies to

Product(s): SLES SDK 9 for x86
SLES SDK 9 for IPF
SLES SDK 9 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for X86-64

Package: xine-lib
Release: 20040816
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using a Xine based application (e.g. kaffeine) should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update of xine fixes a buffer overflow in the vcd input source
identifier. This buffer overflow is independent of the media format. The bug
can be used to execute arbitrary commands.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh xine-lib.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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