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libxine -- buffer overflow vulnerability


A Secunia Advisory reports:

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 "" 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).



portaudit: libxine -- buffer overflow vulnerability

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