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MPlayer: Two buffer overflows


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200705-21 / mplayer
Release Date May 30, 2007
Latest Revision October 12, 2007: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-video/mplayer < 1.0.20070321 >= 1.0.20070321, < 1.0 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #168917


Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in MPlayer, each one could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


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 loader/dshow/DS_VideoDecoder.c.


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.

3.  Resolution Information


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"

4.  References


Page updated May 30, 2007

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