GLSA-200603-03 : MPlayer: Multiple integer overflows

High Nessus Plugin ID 21001


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-03 (MPlayer: Multiple integer overflows)

MPlayer makes use of the FFmpeg library, which is vulnerable to a heap overflow in the avcodec_default_get_buffer() function discovered by Simon Kilvington (see GLSA 200601-06). Furthermore, AFI Security Research discovered two integer overflows in ASF file format decoding, in the new_demux_packet() function from libmpdemux/demuxer.h and the demux_asf_read_packet() function from libmpdemux/demux_asf.c.
Impact :

An attacker could craft a malicious media file which, when opened using MPlayer, would lead to a heap-based buffer overflow. This could result in the execution of arbitrary code 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-1.0.20060217'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21001

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200603-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/03/06

Modified: 2018/01/12

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: 2006/03/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4048, CVE-2006-0579

OSVDB: 21458

GLSA: 200603-03