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|Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200702-11 ] MPlayer: Buffer overflow
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: MPlayer: Buffer overflow (GLSA 200702-11)
Date: February 27, 2007
A buffer overflow was found in MPlayer's RTSP plugin that could lead to a Denial of Service or arbitrary code execution.
MPlayer is a media player capable of playing multiple media formats.
Vulnerable: < 1.0_rc1-r2
Unaffected: >= 1.0_rc1-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures
When checking for matching asm rules in the asmrp.c code, the results are stored in a fixed-size array without boundary checks which may allow a buffer overflow.
An attacker can entice a user to connect to a manipulated RTSP server resulting in a Denial of Service and possibly execution of arbitrary code.
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_rc1-r2"