MPlayer: GUI filename handling overflow
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200408-01 / MPlayer
||August 01, 2004
||May 22, 2006: 02
All supported architectures
When compiled with GUI support MPlayer is vulnerable to a remotely
exploitable buffer overflow attack.
MPlayer is a media player capable of handling multiple multimedia file
The MPlayer GUI code contains several buffer overflow vulnerabilities,
and at least one in the TranslateFilename() function is exploitable.
By enticing a user to play a file with a carefully crafted filename an
attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
To work around this issue, users can compile MPlayer without GUI
support by disabling the gtk USE flag. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of MPlayer.
All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre4-r7"
# emerge ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre4-r7"