xine xine-lib prior 1 Beta2 Remote Code Execution

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, has been found in xine xine-lib (Multimedia Player Software). This issue affects an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a remote code execution vulnerability. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Unspecified vulnerability in xine-lib before 1.1.15 has unknown impact and attack vectors related to libfaad. NOTE: due to the lack of details, it is not clear whether this is an issue in xine-lib or in libfaad.

The bug was discovered 08/22/2008. The weakness was shared 11/25/2008 (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2008-5244 since 11/25/2008. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/03/2021).

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 95 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 46771 (GLSA-201006-04 : xine-lib: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks and running in the context l.

Upgrading to version 1 Beta2 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 years after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (47009) and Tenable (46771).







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Class: Remote Code Execution
CWE: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 46771
Nessus Name: GLSA-201006-04 : xine-lib: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
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OpenVAS ID: 69007
OpenVAS Name: Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 201006-04 (xine-lib)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: xine-lib 1 Beta2


08/14/2008 🔍
08/15/2008 +1 days 🔍
08/22/2008 +7 days 🔍
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11/25/2008 +95 days 🔍
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02/08/2009 +75 days 🔍
06/01/2010 +478 days 🔍
06/02/2010 +1 days 🔍
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Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2008-5244 (🔍)

X-Force: 47009
SecurityTracker: 1020703
Vulnerability Center: 20757 - Xine-lib < 1.1.15 Unspecified Vulnerability Related to Libfaad, Critical
SecurityFocus: 30698
OSVDB: 50529 - CVE-2008-5244 - xine-lib - Unspecified Issue


Created: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM
Updated: 08/03/2021 10:05 AM
Changes: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM (73), 08/26/2019 04:59 PM (5), 08/03/2021 10:05 AM (4)
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