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Mandriva: Updated xmovie packages fix buffer overflow vulnerability Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake Updated package.
 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDKSA-2005:229
 Package : xmovie
 Date    : December 14, 2005
 Affected: 2006.0, Corporate 3.0
 Problem Description:
 Simon Kilvington discovered a vulnerability in FFmpeg libavcodec, 
 which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial 
 of Service) and potentially to compromise a user's system.
 The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the 
 "avcodec_default_get_buffer()" function of "utils.c" in libavcodec. 
 This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow when a 
 specially-crafted 1x1 ".png" file containing a palette is read.
 Xmovie is built with a private copy of ffmpeg containing this 
 same code.
 The updated packages have been patched to prevent this problem.

 Updated Packages:
 Mandriva Linux 2006.0:
 b6b3622d949af833f6fbb5b89a32a10d  2006.0/RPMS/xmovie-1.9.13-2.2.20060mdk.i586.rpm
 48f0b55b1d8547eb77d3f4cf9787544b  2006.0/SRPMS/xmovie-1.9.13-2.2.20060mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate 3.0:
 3fae159ac8ab7aa190d341868009e3c6  corporate/3.0/RPMS/xmovie-1.9.11-1.2.C30mdk.i586.rpm
 18674dd3aff5f923ac327bbf134aca8c  corporate/3.0/SRPMS/xmovie-1.9.11-1.2.C30mdk.src.rpm

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
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