GLSA-200504-19 : MPlayer: Two heap overflow vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 18102


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-19 (MPlayer: Two heap overflow vulnerabilities)

Heap overflows have been found in the code handling RealMedia RTSP and Microsoft Media Services streams over TCP (MMST).
Impact :

By setting up a malicious server and enticing a user to use its streaming data, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code on the client computer with the permissions of the user running MPlayer.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre6-r4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18102

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200504-19.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/04/21

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/04/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/04/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1195

OSVDB: 15711, 15712

GLSA: 200504-19