Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mplayer (MDKSA-2004:026)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14125
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.