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[ GLSA 200504-19 ] MPlayer: Two heap overflow vulnerabilities
From: Matthias Geerdsen <vorlon () gentoo org>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 09:28:27 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200504-19
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: MPlayer: Two heap overflow vulnerabilities
      Date: April 20, 2005
      Bugs: #89277
        ID: 200504-19

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Synopsis
========

Two vulnerabilities have been found in MPlayer which could lead to the
remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

MPlayer is a media player capable of handling multiple multimedia file
formats.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /    Vulnerable    /              Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-video/mplayer      < 1.0_pre6-r4             >= 1.0_pre6-r4

Description
===========

Heap overflows have been found in the code handling RealMedia RTSP and
Microsoft Media Services streams over TCP (MMST).

Impact
======

By setting up a malicious server and enticing a user to use its
streaming data, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code
on the client computer with the permissions of the user running
MPlayer.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre6-r4"

References
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  [ 1 ] MPlayer News: Real RTSP heap overflow
        http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html#vuln10
  [ 2 ] MPlayer News: MMST heap overflow
        http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html#vuln11

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200504-19.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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