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|Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 8:12 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200504-19 ] MPlayer: Two heap overflow vulnerabilitie
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: MPlayer: Two heap overflow vulnerabilities (GLSA 200504-19)
Date: April 20, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
Two vulnerabilities have been found in MPlayer which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.
MPlayer is a media player capable of handling multiple multimedia file formats.
Vulnerable: < 1.0_pre6-r4
Unaffected: >= 1.0_pre6-r4
Architectures: All supported architectures
Heap overflows have been found in the code handling RealMedia RTSP and Microsoft Media Services streams over TCP (MMST).
By setting up a malicious server and enticing a user to use its streaming data, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code on the client computer with the permissions of the user running MPlayer.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre6-r4"
MPlayer News: Real RTSP heap overflow
MPlayer News: MMST heap overflow
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