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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 3:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200805-22 ] MPlayer: User-assisted execution of arbit Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: MPlayer: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200805-22)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: May 29, 2008
Bug(s): #215006
ID: 200805-22

Synopsis

An integer overflow vulnerability in MPlayer may allow for the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

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

Affected Packages

Package: media-video/mplayer
Vulnerable: < 1.0_rc2_p26753
Unaffected: >= 1.0_rc2_p26753
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

k`sOSe reported an integer overflow vulnerability in the sdpplin_parse() function in the file stream/realrtsp/sdpplin.c, which can be exploited to overwrite arbitrary memory regions via an overly large "StreamCount" SDP parameter.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media 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_p26753"


References

CVE-2008-1558
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