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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200707-07 ] MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows (GLSA 200707-07)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: July 24, 2007
Updated: October 12, 2007
Bug(s): #181097
ID: 200707-07

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: < 1.0.20070622
Unaffected: >= 1.0.20070622
Unaffected: < 1.0
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Stefan Cornelius and Reimar Doffinger of Secunia Research discovered several boundary errors in the functions cddb_query_parse(), cddb_parse_matches_list() and cddb_read_parse(), each allowing for a stack-based buffer overflow.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file with malicious CDDB entries, 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-1.0.20070622"


References

CVE-2007-2948


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