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MPlayer: Multiple vulnerabilities


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


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


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


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


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


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-1.1-r1"

4.  References


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