GLSA-201805-05 : mpv: Remote code execution
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 109806
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A remote attacker, by enticing the user to visit a specially crafted web site, could execute arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll mpv users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/mpv-0.27.2'