GLSA-200504-19 : MPlayer: Two heap overflow vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-19
(MPlayer: Two heap overflow vulnerabilities)

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.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b32edb6d
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html#vuln11
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200504-19.xml

Solution :

All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre6-r4'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18102 (gentoo_GLSA-200504-19.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1195