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[GLSA-200509-01] MPlayer: Heap overflow in ad_pcm.c

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
MPlayer: Heap overflow in ad_pcm.c

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-01
(MPlayer: Heap overflow in ad_pcm.c)


Sven Tantau discovered a heap overflow in the code handling the
strf chunk of PCM audio streams.

Impact

A possible hacker could craft a malicious video or audio file which,
when opened using MPlayer, would end up executing arbitrary code on the
victim's computer with the permissions of the user running MPlayer.

Workaround

You can mitigate the issue by adding "ac=-pcm," to your MPlayer
configuration file (note that this will prevent you from playing
uncompressed audio).

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2718
http://www.sven-tantau.de/public_files/mplayer/mplayer_20050824.txt


Solution:
All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre7-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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