MPlayer: Two buffer overflows
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200705-21 / mplayer
||May 30, 2007
||October 12, 2007: 02
All supported architectures
Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in MPlayer, each one could lead to
the execution of arbitrary code.
MPlayer is a media player incuding support for a wide range of audio
and video formats.
A buffer overflow has been reported in the DMO_VideoDecoder_Open()
function in file loader/dmo/DMO_VideoDecoder.c. Another buffer overflow
has been reported in the DS_VideoDecoder_Open() function in file
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted video
file, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running MPlayer.
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-1.0.20070321"