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Not critical

xine-lib HTTP Response Heap Corruption Weakness

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Release Date:  2006-05-31    Last Update:  2006-07-11    Views:  12,963

Secunia Advisory SA20369

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Federico L. Bossi Bonin has discovered a weakness in xine-lib, which can be exploited by malicious people to crash certain applications on a user's system.

The weakness is cause due to a heap corruption within the "xineplug_inp_http.so" plugin when handling an overly large reply from the HTTP server. This can be exploited to crash an application that uses the plugin (e.g. gxine).

Successful exploitation requires that the user is e.g. tricked into opening a HTTP MRL to a malicious website.

The weakness has been confirmed in xine-lib 1.1.1. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 1.1.2.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Federico L. Bossi Bonin

Original Advisory:
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/1852

Deep Links:
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