USN-433-1: Xine vulnerability

9 March 2007

xine-lib vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10

Software Description


Moritz Jodeit discovered that the DMO loader of Xine did not correctly validate the size of an allocated buffer. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted media file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user’s privileges.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 6.10
libxine1 - 1.1.2+repacked1-0ubuntu3.3
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
libxine-main1 - 1.1.1+ubuntu2-7.6
Ubuntu 5.10
libxine1c2 - 1.0.1-1ubuntu10.8

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.