GLSA-200405-24 : MPlayer, xine-lib: vulnerabilities in RTSP stream handling
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14510
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-24 (MPlayer, xine-lib: vulnerabilities in RTSP stream handling)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been found and fixed in the RTSP handling code common to recent versions of these two packages. These vulnerabilities include several remotely exploitable buffer overflows.
A remote attacker, posing as a RTSP stream server, can execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user of the software playing the stream (MPlayer or any player using xine-lib). Another attacker may entice a user to use a maliciously crafted URL or playlist to achieve the same results.
For MPlayer, there is no known workaround at this time. For xine-lib, you can delete the xineplug_inp_rtsp.so file.
SolutionAll users should upgrade to non-vulnerable versions of MPlayer and xine-lib:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre4' # emerge '>=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre4' # emerge -pv '>=media-libs/xine-lib-1_rc4' # emerge '>=media-libs/xine-lib-1_rc4'