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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2005:230: mplayer

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the mplayer package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:230 (mplayer).



Simon Kilvington discovered a vulnerability in FFmpeg libavcodec, which can be
exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and
potentially to compromise a user's system. The vulnerability is caused due to a
boundary error in the 'avcodec_default_get_buffer()' function of 'utils.c' in
libavcodec. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow when a
specially-crafted 1x1 '.png' file containing a palette is read. Mplayer is
built with a private copy of ffmpeg containing this same code. The updated
packages have been patched to prevent this problem.



Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:230
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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