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Gentoo: media-video/mplayer Buffer overflow vulnerability Print E-mail
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Gentoo A remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability was found in MPlayer. A malicious host can craft a harmful ASX header, and trick MPlayer into executing arbitrary code upon parsing that header.

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200309-15
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          PACKAGE : media-video/mplayer
          SUMMARY : Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
             DATE : 2003-09-27 21:37 UTC
          EXPLOIT : remote
VERSIONS AFFECTED : <=mplayer-0.91 =mplayer-1.0_pre1
    FIXED VERSION : =mplayer-0.92 =mplayer-1.0_pre1-r1
    GENTOO BUG ID : 29640
              CVE : none that we are aware of at this time
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SUMMARY:
 A remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability was found in
 MPlayer. A malicious host can craft a harmful ASX header, and trick
 MPlayer into executing arbitrary code upon parsing that header.

 read the full advisory at:
   http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design6/news.html

SOLUTION:

 It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
 media-video/mplayer upgrade to mplayer-0.92 as follows

 emerge sync
 emerge =media-video/mplayer-0.92
 emerge clean

 Additionally PaX users might want to /sbin/chpax -m /usr/bin/mplayer

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solar@gentoo.org
aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at  http://dev.gentoo.org/~aliz
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