ID CVE-2008-0225
Summary Heap-based buffer overflow in the rmff_dump_cont function in input/libreal/rmff.c in xine-lib 1.1.9 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the SDP Abstract attribute in an RTSP session, related to the rmff_dump_header function and related to disregarding the max field. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:xine:xine-lib:1.1.9
    cpe:2.3:a:xine:xine-lib:1.1.9
CVSS
Base: 6.4 (as of 11-01-2008 - 10:11)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL NONE
exploit-db via4
description xine-lib 1.1.9 'rmff_dump_cont()' Remote Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability. CVE-2008-0225. Dos exploit for linux platform
id EDB-ID:31002
last seen 2016-02-03
modified 2008-01-09
published 2008-01-09
reporter Luigi Auriemma
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/31002/
title xine-lib <= 1.1.9 - 'rmff_dump_cont' Remote Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
nessus via4
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2008-045.NASL
    description Heap-based buffer overflow in the rmff_dump_cont function in input/libreal/rmff.c in xine-lib 1.1.9 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the SDP Abstract attribute, related to the rmff_dump_header function and related to disregarding the max field. Although originally a xine-lib issue, also affects MPlayer due to code similarity. (CVE-2008-0225) Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in the rmff_dump_cont function in input/libreal/rmff.c in xine-lib 1.1.9 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the SDP (1) Title, (2) Author, or (3) Copyright attribute, related to the rmff_dump_header function, different vectors than CVE-2008-0225. Although originally a xine-lib issue, also affects MPlayer due to code similarity. (CVE-2008-0238) Array index error in libmpdemux/demux_mov.c in MPlayer 1.0 rc2 and earlier might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a QuickTime MOV file with a crafted stsc atom tag. (CVE-2008-0485) Array index vulnerability in libmpdemux/demux_audio.c in MPlayer 1.0rc2 and SVN before r25917, and possibly earlier versions, as used in Xine-lib 1.1.10, might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted FLAC tag, which triggers a buffer overflow. (CVE-2008-0486) Buffer overflow in stream_cddb.c in MPlayer 1.0rc2 and SVN before r25824 allows remote user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a CDDB database entry containing a long album title. (CVE-2008-0629) Buffer overflow in url.c in MPlayer 1.0rc2 and SVN before r25823 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted URL that prevents the IPv6 parsing code from setting a pointer to NULL, which causes the buffer to be reused by the unescape code. (CVE-2008-0630) The updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 37405
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=37405
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mplayer (MDVSA-2008:045)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_XINE-DEVEL-4916.NASL
    description Specially crafted rtsp-Streams could cause a buffer overflow in xine. Attackers could potentially exploit that to execute arbitrary code (CVE-2008-0225).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2014-06-13
    plugin id 30098
    published 2008-01-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=30098
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : xine-devel (xine-devel-4916)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1472.NASL
    description Luigi Auriemma discovered that the Xine media player library performed insufficient input sanitising during the handling of RTSP streams, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 30064
    published 2008-01-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=30064
    title Debian DSA-1472-1 : xine-lib - buffer overflow
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_02EEDD3CC6B511DC93B6000E35248AD7.NASL
    description xine project reports : A new xine-lib version is now available. This release contains a security fix (remotely-exploitable buffer overflow, CVE-2008-0225). It also contains a read-past-end fix for an internal library function which is only used if the OS does not supply it and a rendering fix for Darwin/PPC.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 30029
    published 2008-01-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=30029
    title FreeBSD : libxine -- buffer overflow vulnerability (02eedd3c-c6b5-11dc-93b6-000e35248ad7)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_XINE-DEVEL-4917.NASL
    description Specially crafted rtsp-Streams could cause a buffer overflow in xine. Attackers could potentially exploit that to execute arbitrary code (CVE-2008-0225). Additionally a security update of xorg-x11 revealed a bug in xine-ui. The xine user interface didn't display properly due to that.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 30099
    published 2008-01-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=30099
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : xine-devel (xine-devel-4917)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200801-12.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200801-12 (xine-lib: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code) Luigi Auriemma reported that xine-lib does not properly check boundaries when processing SDP attributes of RTSP streams, leading to heap-based buffer overflows. Impact : An attacker could entice a user to play specially crafted RTSP video streams with a player using xine-lib, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the player. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-11
    plugin id 30117
    published 2008-01-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=30117
    title GLSA-200801-12 : xine-lib: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2008-0718.NASL
    description Update to latest upstream security fix release, 1.1.9.1. http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=567872&group_i d=9655 http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=566391&group_i d=9655 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-21
    plugin id 29988
    published 2008-01-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=29988
    title Fedora 8 : xine-lib-1.1.9.1-1.fc8 (2008-0718)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2008-020.NASL
    description Two vulnerabilities discovered in xine-lib allow remote execution of arbitrary code : Heap-based buffer overflow in the rmff_dump_cont function in input/libreal/rmff.c in xine-lib 1.1.9 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the SDP Abstract attribute, related to the rmff_dump_header function and related to disregarding the max field. (CVE-2008-0225) Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in the rmff_dump_cont function in input/libreal/rmff.c in xine-lib 1.1.9 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the SDP (1) Title, (2) Author, or (3) Copyright attribute, related to the rmff_dump_header function, different vectors than CVE-2008-0225. (CVE-2008-0238) Besides those security issues, the xine-lib provided in Mandriva Linux 2008.0 and 2007.1 did not automatically use Real binary codecs, when the user had them installed in /usr/lib64/real on x86_64 architecture. Also, xine-lib of Mandriva Linux 2007.1 did not automatically use the Real codecs from /usr/lib/RealPlayer10GOLD/codecs, which is provided by RealPlayer package of Mandriva Powerpack editions. The updated packages fix these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 36277
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=36277
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xine-lib (MDVSA-2008:020)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_XINE-DEVEL-4926.NASL
    description Specially crafted rtsp-Streams could cause a buffer overflow in xine. Attackers could potentially exploit that to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-0225) Additionally a security update of xorg-x11 revealed a bug in xine-ui. The xine user interface didn't display properly due to that.
    last seen 2018-09-02
    modified 2012-05-17
    plugin id 30100
    published 2008-01-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=30100
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : xine (ZYPP Patch Number 4926)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-635-1.NASL
    description Alin Rad Pop discovered an array index vulnerability in the SDP parser. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a malicious RTSP stream, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-0073) Luigi Auriemma discovered that xine-lib did not properly check buffer sizes in the RTSP header-handling code. If xine-lib opened an RTSP stream with crafted SDP attributes, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-0225, CVE-2008-0238) Damian Frizza and Alfredo Ortega discovered that xine-lib did not properly validate FLAC tags. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted FLAC file, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-0486) It was discovered that the ASF demuxer in xine-lib did not properly check the length if the ASF header. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted ASF file, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-1110) It was discovered that the Matroska demuxer in xine-lib did not properly verify frame sizes. If xine-lib opened a crafted ASF file, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-1161) Luigi Auriemma discovered multiple integer overflows in xine-lib. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted FLV, MOV, RM, MVE, MKV or CAK file, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-1482) It was discovered that xine-lib did not properly validate its input when processing Speex file headers. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted Speex file, an attacker could create a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-1686) Guido Landi discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in xine-lib when processing NSF files. If xine-lib opened a specially crafted NSF file with a long NSF title, an attacker could create a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-1878). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 33940
    published 2008-08-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33940
    title Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : xine-lib vulnerabilities (USN-635-1)
refmap via4
bid 27198
confirm
debian DSA-1472
fedora FEDORA-2008-0718
gentoo GLSA-200801-12
mandriva
  • MDVSA-2008:020
  • MDVSA-2008:045
misc http://aluigi.altervista.org/adv/xinermffhof-adv.txt
secunia
  • 28384
  • 28489
  • 28507
  • 28636
  • 28674
  • 28955
  • 31393
suse SUSE-SR:2008:002
ubuntu USN-635-1
vupen ADV-2008-0163
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