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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200403-13] Remote buffer overflow in MPlayer

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Remote buffer overflow in MPlayer

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200403-13
(Remote buffer overflow in MPlayer)


A vulnerability exists in the MPlayer HTTP parser which may permit an
attacker to craft a special HTTP header ("Location:") which will
trick MPlayer into executing arbitrary code on the user's computer.

Impact

A possible hacker without rights may exploit this vulnerability remotely,
permiting arbitrary code to be executed in order to gain unauthorized
access.

Workaround

A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised
to upgrade to the latest version MPlayer for their architecture.

References:
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design6/news.html


Solution:
MPlayer may be upgraded as follows:
x86 and SPARC users should:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=media-video/mplayer-0.92-r1"
# emerge ">=media-video/mplayer-0.92-r1"
AMD64 users should:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre2-r1"
# emerge ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre2-r1"
PPC users should:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre3-r2"
# emerge ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre3-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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