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libxine -- multiple vulnerabilities in VideoCD handling


A xine security announcement states:

Several string overflows on the stack have been fixed in xine-lib, some of them can be used for remote buffer overflow exploits leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running a xine-lib based media application.

Stack-based string overflows have been found:

  1. in the code which handles VideoCD MRLs
  2. in VideoCD code reading the disc label
  3. in the code which parses text subtitles and prepares them for display



portaudit: libxine -- multiple vulnerabilities in VideoCD handling

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Oliver Eikemeier <>