FreeBSD : mplayer -- buffer overflow in the code for RealMedia RTSP streams. (b2ff68b2-9f29-11db-a4e4-0211d87675b7)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24007


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


A potential buffer overflow was found in the code used to handle RealMedia RTSP streams. When checking for matching asm rules, the code stores the results in a fixed-size array, but no boundary checks are performed. This may lead to a buffer overflow if the user is tricked into connecting to a malicious server. Since the attacker can not write arbitrary data into the buffer, creating an exploit is very hard; but a DoS attack is easily made. A fix for this problem was committed to SVN on Sun Dec 31 13:27:53 2006 UTC as r21799. The fix involves three files: stream/realrtsp/asmrp.c, stream/realrtsp/asmrp.h and stream/realrtsp/real.c.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24007

File Name: freebsd_pkg_b2ff68b29f2911dba4e40211d87675b7.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/01/11

Modified: 2014/09/18

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:freebsd:freebsd:mplayer, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mplayer-esound, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mplayer-gtk, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mplayer-gtk-esound, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mplayer-gtk2, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mplayer-gtk2-esound, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/12/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6172