GLSA-200405-24 : MPlayer, xine-lib: vulnerabilities in RTSP stream handling

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14510


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


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

For MPlayer, there is no known workaround at this time. For xine-lib, you can delete the file.


All 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'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14510

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200405-24.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

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, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:xine-lib, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/05/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0433

GLSA: 200405-24