USN-433-1: Xine vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-433-1

8th 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


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 version:

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.