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MPlayer: Multiple vulnerabilities

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201310-13 / MPlayer
Release Date October 25, 2013
Latest Revision October 25, 2013: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-video/mplayer < 1.1-r1 >= 1.1-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #253649, #279342, #339037, #379297, #394809

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in MPlayer and the bundled FFmpeg, the worst of which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information

Background

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

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in MPlayer and the bundled FFmpeg. Please review the CVE identifiers and FFmpeg GLSA referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a crafted media file to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mplayer-1.1-r1"

4.  References



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