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Security update for xine-lib

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(Last modified: 27NOV2006)


solutions Security update for xine-lib SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (71fe824ad8d14f886e3c15a6be27fc14)

Applies to

Package: xine-lib
Product(s): SUSE SLED 10 for x86
SUSE SLED 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SLE SDK 10 for x86
SLE SDK 10 for IPF
SLE SDK 10 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLE SDK 10 for IBM zSeries
SLE SDK 10 for X86-64
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
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
Patch: patch-11311
Release: 20061127
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Multiple buffer overflows were fixed in the XINE decoder libraries, which could be used by attackers to crash players or potentially execute code.
  • CVE-2006-4799: Buffer overflow in ffmpeg for xine-lib before 1.1.2 might allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted AVI file and "bad indexes".
  • CVE-2006-4800: Multiple buffer overflows in libavcodec in ffmpeg before 0.4.9_p20060530 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code via multiple unspecified vectors in (1) dtsdec.c, (2) vorbis.c, (3) rm.c, (4) sierravmd.c, (5) smacker.c, (6) tta.c, (7) 4xm.c, (8) alac.c, (9) cook.c, (10) shorten.c, (11) smacker.c, (12) snow.c, and (13) tta.c.

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

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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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