GLSA-200403-13 : Remote buffer overflow in MPlayer

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14464


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200403-13 (Remote buffer overflow in MPlayer)

A vulnerability exists in the MPlayer HTTP parser which may allow an attacker to craft a special HTTP header ('Location:') which will trick MPlayer into executing arbitrary code on the user's computer.
Impact :

An attacker without privileges may exploit this vulnerability remotely, allowing arbitrary code to be executed in order to gain unauthorized access.
Workaround :

A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.


MPlayer may be upgraded as follows:
x86 and SPARC users should:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=media-video/mplayer-0.92-r1' # emerge '>=media-video/mplayer-0.92-r1' AMD64 users should:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre2-r1' # emerge '>=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre2-r1' PPC users should:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre3-r2' # emerge '>=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre3-r2'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14464

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200403-13.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/30

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:mplayer, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/03/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0386

GLSA: 200403-13