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|Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 3:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200805-22 ] MPlayer: User-assisted execution of arbit
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: MPlayer: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200805-22)
Date: May 29, 2008
An integer overflow vulnerability in MPlayer may allow for the execution of arbitrary code.
MPlayer is a media player including support for a wide range of audio and video formats.
Vulnerable: < 1.0_rc2_p26753
Unaffected: >= 1.0_rc2_p26753
Architectures: All supported architectures
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.
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.
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_rc2_p26753"