GLSA-200705-21 : MPlayer: Two buffer overflows

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-21
(MPlayer: Two buffer overflows)

A buffer overflow has been reported in the DMO_VideoDecoder_Open()
function in file loader/dmo/DMO_VideoDecoder.c. Another buffer overflow
has been reported in the DS_VideoDecoder_Open() function in file

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted video
file, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running MPlayer.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/mplayer-1.0.20070321'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25360 (gentoo_GLSA-200705-21.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1246