Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mplayer (MDKSA-2003:097)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14079


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


A buffer overflow vulnerability was found in MPlayer that is remotely exploitable. A malicious host can craft a harmful ASX header and trick MPlayer into executing arbitrary code when it parses that particular header.

The provided packages have been patched to fix the problem.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14079

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-097.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64postproc0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64postproc0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libdha0.1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpostproc0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpostproc0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mencoder, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mplayer, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mplayer-gui, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2003/09/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0835

MDKSA: 2003:097