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MPlayer: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200901-07 / mplayer
Release Date January 12, 2009
Latest Revision January 12, 2009: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-video/mplayer < 1.0_rc2_p28058-r1 >= 1.0_rc2_p28058-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #231836, #239130, #251017


Multiple vulnerabilities in MPlayer may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


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


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in MPlayer:

  • A stack-based buffer overflow was found in the str_read_packet() function in libavformat/psxstr.c when processing crafted STR files that interleave audio and video sectors (CVE-2008-3162).
  • Felipe Andres Manzano reported multiple integer underflows in the demux_real_fill_buffer() function in demux_real.c when processing crafted Real Media files that cause the stream_read() function to read or write arbitrary memory (CVE-2008-3827).
  • Tobias Klein reported a stack-based buffer overflow in the demux_open_vqf() function in libmpdemux/demux_vqf.c when processing malformed TwinVQ files (CVE-2008-5616).


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted STR, Real Media, or TwinVQ file to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service.

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_rc2_p28058-r1 "

4.  References


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