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[GLSA-200412-21] MPlayer: Multiple overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
MPlayer: Multiple overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-21
(MPlayer: Multiple overflows)


iDEFENSE, Ariel Berkman and the MPlayer development team found
multiple vulnerabilities in MPlayer. These include potential heap
overflows in Real RTSP and pnm streaming code, stack overflows in MMST
streaming code and multiple buffer overflows in BMP demuxer and mp3lib
code.

Impact

A remote attacker could craft a malicious file or design a
malicious streaming server. Using MPlayer to view this file or connect
to this server could trigger an overflow and execute
attacker-controlled code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=168&type=vulnerabilities
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=167&type=vulnerabilities
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=166&type=vulnerabilities
http://tigger.uic.edu/~jlongs2/holes/mplayer.txt


Solution:
All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre5-r5"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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