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Debian: New mplayer packages fix arbitrary code execution Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Several buffer overflows have been discovered in the MPlayer movie player, which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Debian Security Advisory DSA-1496-1                  security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
February 12, 2008                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Package        : mplayer
Vulnerability  : buffer overflows
Problem type   : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-0485 CVE-2008-0486 CVE-2008-0629 CVE-2008-0630

Several buffer overflows have been discovered in the MPlayer movie player,
which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

CVE-2008-0485

    Felipe Manzano and Anibal Sacco discovered a buffer overflow in
    the demuxer for MOV files.

CVE-2008-0486

    Reimar Doeffinger discovered a buffer overflow in the FLAC header
    parsing.

CVE-2008-0629

    Adam Bozanich discovered a buffer overflow in the CDDB access code.

CVE-2008-0630

    Adam Bozanich discovered a buffer overflow in URL parsing.


For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.0~rc1-12etch2.

The old stable distribution (sarge) doesn't contain mplayer.

We recommend that you upgrade your mplayer packages.

Upgrade instructions
- --------------------

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian 4.0 (stable)
- -------------------

Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum: 10286260 815482129b79cb9390904b145c5def6c
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch2.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:     1265 e247c07b25f52ae90c66d1147ed2dad3
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch2.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:    82320 4fbe0a18dad58eb0fde6388bfa0fd6fe

Architecture independent packages:

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer-doc_1.0~rc1-12etch2_all.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  2042982 dcae457fc598d095481ae958b4b2be33

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch2_alpha.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  4705092 f8a36452c703da05dda73b88b10574d5

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch2_amd64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  4371682 ea9e372fbc21656a37833f7a48caaa84

arm architecture (ARM)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch2_arm.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  4325240 841828bbc45a01d1ced4baffa54e4c82

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch2_hppa.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  4383526 a5a37e479515be1eacbb3eb801f558b0

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch2_i386.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  4556720 fc9d62d80284dcb7501d4aa46d90705f

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch2_ia64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  5842148 8e554b82c704849813e3bcbdf979d276

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch2_mips.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  4274610 ba330371c3a4a476fc592e260fe9b928

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch2_mipsel.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  4278942 56998d94712efad908d30bc068ce2a57

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch2_powerpc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  4342144 18e70bd86fdab75e181ff9a53976c7e4

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch2_s390.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  4163034 58e5f78fea7e16ee261c371c9a5c1ac6


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
 
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