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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2004 10:39 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200408-01 ] MPlayer: GUI filename handling overflow Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: MPlayer: GUI filename handling overflow (GLSA 200408-01)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: August 01, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #55456
ID: 200408-01

Synopsis

When compiled with GUI support MPlayer is vulnerable to a remotely exploitable buffer overflow attack.

Background

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

Affected Packages

Package: media-video/mplayer
Vulnerable: < 1.0_pre4-r7
Unaffected: >= 1.0_pre4-r7
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

The MPlayer GUI code contains several buffer overflow vulnerabilities, and at least one in the TranslateFilename() function is exploitable.

Impact

By enticing a user to play a file with a carefully crafted filename an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running MPlayer.

Workaround

To work around this issue, users can compile MPlayer without GUI support by disabling the gtk USE flag. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version of MPlayer.

Resolution

All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre4-r7"
# emerge ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre4-r7"


References

Bugtraq Announcement
Open-Security Announcement
CVE-2004-0659


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