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Gentoo: MPlayer Two heap overflow vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Two vulnerabilities have been found in MPlayer which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200504-19
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: MPlayer: Two heap overflow vulnerabilities
      Date: April 20, 2005
      Bugs: #89277
        ID: 200504-19

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Synopsis
========

Two vulnerabilities have been found in MPlayer which could lead to the
remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

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

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /    Vulnerable    /              Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-video/mplayer      < 1.0_pre6-r4             >= 1.0_pre6-r4

Description
===========

Heap overflows have been found in the code handling RealMedia RTSP and
Microsoft Media Services streams over TCP (MMST).

Impact
======

By setting up a malicious server and enticing a user to use its
streaming data, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code
on the client computer with the permissions of the user running
MPlayer.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre6-r4"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] MPlayer News: Real RTSP heap overflow
        http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html#vuln10
  [ 2 ] MPlayer News: MMST heap overflow
        http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html#vuln11

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200504-19.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0
 
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