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USN-315-1: libmms, xine-lib vulnerabilities

13 July 2006

libmms, xine-lib vulnerabilities



Matthias Hopf discovered several buffer overflows in libmms. By
tricking a user into opening a specially crafted remote multimedia
stream with an application using libmms, a remote attacker could
exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

The Xine library contains an embedded copy of libmms, and thus needs
the same security update.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.06
  • libxine-main1 - 1.1.1+ubuntu2-7.2
Ubuntu 5.10
  • libmms0 - 0.1-0ubuntu1.2
  • libxine1c2 - 1.0.1-1ubuntu10.4
Ubuntu 5.04
  • libxine1 - 1.0-1ubuntu3.8

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