GLSA-200702-11 : MPlayer: Buffer overflow

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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-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
allow a buffer overflow.

Impact :

An attacker 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.

See also :

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html#vuln14
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200702-11.xml

Solution :

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

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: 24731 (gentoo_GLSA-200702-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6172