GLSA-200707-07 : MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows

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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-200707-07
(MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows)

Stefan Cornelius and Reimar Doffinger of Secunia Research discovered
several boundary errors in the functions cddb_query_parse(),
cddb_parse_matches_list() and cddb_read_parse(), each allowing for a
stack-based buffer overflow.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file
with malicious CDDB entries, possibly 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 :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200707-07.xml

Solution :

All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/mplayer-1.0.20070622'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25789 (gentoo_GLSA-200707-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2948