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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200603-03] MPlayer: Multiple integer overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
MPlayer: Multiple integer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-03
(MPlayer: Multiple integer overflows)


MPlayer makes use of the FFmpeg library, which is vulnerable to a
heap overflow in the avcodec_default_get_buffer() function discovered
by Simon Kilvington (see GLSA 200601-06). Furthermore, AFI Security
Research discovered two integer overflows in ASF file format decoding,
in the new_demux_packet() function from libmpdemux/demuxer.h and the
demux_asf_read_packet() function from libmpdemux/demux_asf.c.

Impact

A possible hacker could craft a malicious media file which, when opened
using MPlayer, would lead to a heap-based buffer overflow. This could
result in the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the
user running MPlayer.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-4048
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0579
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200601-06.xml


Solution:
All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0.20060217"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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