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MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200707-07 / mplayer
Release Date July 24, 2007
Latest Revision October 12, 2007: 03
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-video/mplayer < 1.0.20070622 >= 1.0.20070622, < 1.0 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #181097


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in MPlayer, possibly allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


MPlayer is a media player incuding support for a wide range of audio and video formats.


Stefan Cornelius and Reimar Doffinger of Secunia Research discovered several boundary errors in the functions cddb_query_parse(), cddb_parse_matches_list() and cddb_read_parse(), each allowing for a stack-based buffer overflow.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file with malicious CDDB entries, possibly 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-1.0.20070622"

4.  References


Page updated July 24, 2007

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