GLSA-200605-01 : MPlayer: Heap-based buffer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21316


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-01 (MPlayer: Heap-based buffer overflow)

Xfocus Team discovered multiple integer overflows that may lead to a heap-based buffer overflow.
Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to play a specially crafted multimedia file, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
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-1.0.20060415' All MPlayer binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/mplayer-bin-1.0.20060415'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21316

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200605-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/03

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mplayer, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mplayer-bin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/05/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1502

OSVDB: 24246, 24247

GLSA: 200605-01