GLSA-200605-01 : MPlayer: Heap-based buffer overflow
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21316
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll 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'