This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-01
(MPlayer: Heap overflow in ad_pcm.c)
Sven Tantau discovered a heap overflow in the code handling the
strf chunk of PCM audio streams.
An attacker could craft a malicious video or audio file which,
when opened using MPlayer, would end up executing arbitrary code on the
victim's computer with the permissions of the user running MPlayer.
You can mitigate the issue by adding 'ac=-pcm,' to your MPlayer
configuration file (note that this will prevent you from playing
See also :
All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre7-r1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 19576 (gentoo_GLSA-200509-01.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-2718