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Bug 213039 (CVE-2008-0073) - media-libs/xine-lib < 1.1.11 Array Indexing Vulnerability (CVE-2008-0073)
Summary: media-libs/xine-lib < 1.1.11 Array Indexing Vulnerability (CVE-2008-0073)
Alias: CVE-2008-0073
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: A2 [glsa]
: 213928 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-03-11 14:17 UTC by Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED)
Modified: 2008-08-06 00:31 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-11 14:17:30 UTC
From: Secunia Research <>
Date: Mar 10, 2008 10:20 AM
Subject: Xine "sdpplin_parse()" Array Indexing Vulnerability


 Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Xine, which can be
 exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

 The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the
 "sdpplin_parse()" function in input/libreal/sdpplin.c. This can be
 exploited to overwrite arbitrary memory regions via an overly large
 "streamid" SDP parameter included in a malicious RTSP stream.

 Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

 The vulnerability is confirmed in version Other versions may
 also be affected.

 Vulnerability Details:

 The vulnerability is present in input/libreal/sdpplin.c at line 255.

 desc->stream[stream->stream_id] = stream;


 Secunia Research has created a PoC for the vulnerability, which is
 available upon request.

 Closing comments:

 We have assigned this vulnerability Secunia advisory SA28694 and CVE
 identifier CVE-2008-0073.

 A preliminary disclosure date of 2008-03-19 10am CET has been set, where
 the details will be publicly disclosed. However, we are naturally
 prepared to push the disclosure date if you need more time to address
 the vulnerability.

 Please acknowledge receiving this e-mail and let us know when you expect
 to fix the vulnerability.

 Credits should go to:
 Alin Rad Pop, Secunia Research.

 Also, if you have any questions, then please don't hesitate to contact

 Alin Rad Pop
 Security Specialist

 Hammerensgade 4, 2. floor
 DK-1267 Copenhagen K

 Phone  +45 7020 5144
 Fax    +45 7020 5145
Comment 1 Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-11 14:18:51 UTC
FWIW, the same vulnerability apply to VLC.
Comment 2 Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-12 02:18:41 UTC
Does VLC know, have a patch? Does xine have a patch?
Comment 3 Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-12 02:32:24 UTC
xine has a patch, the same patch should apply over VLC. I'm not sure if VLC is informed, I said that to secunia though people though.
Comment 4 Pierre-Yves Rofes (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-19 14:53:53 UTC
*** Bug 213928 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Pierre-Yves Rofes (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-19 14:54:55 UTC
public now.
Comment 6 Ben de Groot (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-20 00:29:39 UTC
media-lib/xine-lib-1.1.11.ebuild in cvs

Arches please test and mark stable.
Target KEYWORDS="alpha amd64 ~arm hppa ia64 ppc ppc64 sparc x86 ~x86-fbsd"
Comment 7 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-20 04:30:09 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
> media-lib/xine-lib-1.1.11.ebuild in cvs

That's not even a proper path if the directory was spelled right! :)

=media-libs/xine-lib-1.1.11 will do nicely.
Comment 8 Christian Faulhammer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-20 07:34:41 UTC
x86 stable
Comment 9 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-20 17:45:12 UTC
Stable for HPPA.
Comment 10 Markus Meier gentoo-dev 2008-03-20 21:40:10 UTC
amd64 stable
Comment 11 Tobias Klausmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-21 12:30:00 UTC
alpha stable 
Comment 12 Brent Baude (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-21 14:16:59 UTC
ppc64 stable
Comment 13 Raúl Porcel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-22 15:29:44 UTC
ia64/sparc stable
Comment 14 Tobias Scherbaum (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-23 11:32:47 UTC
ppc stable, ready for glsa
Comment 15 Peter Volkov (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-23 12:43:28 UTC
Fixed in release snapshot.
Comment 16 Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-24 19:45:03 UTC
request filed, will only be glsa'd after bug 214270 was fixed.
Comment 17 Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-08-06 00:31:35 UTC
GLSA 200808-01