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[GLSA-200702-11] MPlayer: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
MPlayer: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200702-11
(MPlayer: Buffer overflow)


When checking for matching asm rules in the asmrp.c code, the results
are stored in a fixed-size array without boundary checks which may
permit a buffer overflow.

Impact

A possible hacker can entice a user to connect to a manipulated RTSP server
resulting in a Denial of Service and possibly execution of arbitrary
code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html#vuln14
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6172


Solution:
All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_rc1-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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