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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200504-19] MPlayer: Two heap overflow vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
MPlayer: Two heap overflow vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-19
(MPlayer: Two heap overflow vulnerabilities)


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.

References:
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html#vuln10
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html#vuln11


Solution:
All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre6-r4"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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