GLSA-201805-05 : mpv: Remote code execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 109806


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201805-05 (mpv: Remote code execution)

A vulnerability was discovered in mpv with the handling of HTML documents containing VIDEO elements. Additionally, mpv accepts arbitrary URLs in a src attribute without a protocol whitelist in player/lua/ytdl_hook.lua.
Impact :

A remote attacker, by enticing the user to visit a specially crafted web site, could execute arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All mpv users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/mpv-0.27.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 109806

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201805-05.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2018/05/15

Modified: 2018/06/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mpv, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/05/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6360

GLSA: 201805-05