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MPlayer: Two heap overflow vulnerabilities

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200504-19 / MPlayer
Release Date April 20, 2005
Latest Revision May 22, 2006: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-video/mplayer < 1.0_pre6-r4 >= 1.0_pre6-r4 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #89277

Synopsis

Two vulnerabilities have been found in MPlayer which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information

Background

MPlayer is a media player capable of handling multiple multimedia file formats.

Description

Heap overflows have been found in the code handling RealMedia RTSP and Microsoft Media Services streams over TCP (MMST).

Impact

By setting up a malicious server and enticing a user to use its streaming data, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code on the client computer with the permissions of the user running MPlayer.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre6-r4"

4.  References



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