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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14125


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14125

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-026.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

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:10.0, 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: 2004/04/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0386

MDKSA: 2004:026