Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mplayer (MDKSA-2004:026)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability was found in
MPlayer. A malicious host can craft a harmful HTTP header
('Location:'), and trick MPlayer into executing arbitrary code upon
parsing that header.

The updated packages contain a patch from the MPlayer development team
to correct the problem.

See also :

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design6/news.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14125 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-026.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0386

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