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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200803-16 ] MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows (GLSA 200803-16)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 10, 2008
Bug(s): #208566
ID: 200803-16

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in MPlayer, possibly allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background

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

Affected Packages

Package: media-video/mplayer
Vulnerable: < 1.0_rc2_p25993
Unaffected: >= 1.0_rc2_p25993
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

The following errors have been discovered in MPlayer:
  • Felipe Manzano and Anibal Sacco (Core Security Technologies) reported an array indexing error in the file libmpdemux/demux_mov.c when parsing MOV file headers (CVE-2008-0485).
  • Damian Frizza and Alfredo Ortega (Core Security Technologies) reported a boundary error in the file libmpdemux/demux_audio.c when parsing FLAC comments (CVE-2008-0486).
  • Adam Bozanich (Mu Security) reported boundary errors in the cddb_parse_matches_list() and cddb_query_parse() functions in the file stream_cddb.c when parsing CDDB album titles (CVE-2008-0629) and in the url_scape_string() function in the file stream/url.c when parsing URLS (CVE-2008-0630).


Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running MPlayer.

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_rc2_p25993"


References

CVE-2008-0485
CVE-2008-0486
CVE-2008-0629
CVE-2008-0630
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