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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 2:10 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200412-21 ] MPlayer: Multiple overflows Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: MPlayer: Multiple overflows (GLSA 200412-21)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: December 20, 2004
Bug(s): #74473
ID: 200412-21

Synopsis

Multiple overflow vulnerabilities have been found in MPlayer, potentially resulting in remote executing of arbitrary code.

Background

MPlayer is a media player capable of handling multiple multimedia file formats.

Affected Packages

Package: media-video/mplayer
Vulnerable: <= 1.0_pre5-r4
Unaffected: >= 1.0_pre5-r5
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

iDEFENSE, Ariel Berkman and the MPlayer development team found multiple vulnerabilities in MPlayer. These include potential heap overflows in Real RTSP and pnm streaming code, stack overflows in MMST streaming code and multiple buffer overflows in BMP demuxer and mp3lib code.

Impact

A remote attacker could craft a malicious file or design a malicious streaming server. Using MPlayer to view this file or connect to this server could trigger an overflow and execute attacker-controlled code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre5-r5"


References

iDEFENSE Advisory
iDEFENSE Advisory
iDEFENSE Advisory
Ariel Berkman Advisory


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