MPlayer: Buffer overflow
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200702-11 / MPlayer
||February 27, 2007
||February 27, 2007: 01
All supported architectures
A buffer overflow was found in MPlayer's RTSP plugin that could lead to a
Denial of Service or arbitrary code execution.
MPlayer is a media player capable of playing multiple media formats.
When checking for matching asm rules in the asmrp.c code, the results
are stored in a fixed-size array without boundary checks which may
allow a buffer overflow.
An attacker can entice a user to connect to a manipulated RTSP server
resulting in a Denial of Service and possibly execution of arbitrary
There is no known workaround at this time.
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_rc1-r2"