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[GLSA-200605-01] MPlayer: Heap-based buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
MPlayer: Heap-based buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-01
(MPlayer: Heap-based buffer overflow)


Xfocus Team discovered multiple integer overflows that may lead to
a heap-based buffer overflow.

Impact

A possible hacker could entice a user to play a specially crafted
multimedia file, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the rights of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1502


Solution:
All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0.20060415"
All MPlayer binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mplayer-bin-1.0.20060415"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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