Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mplayer (MDKSA-2007:061)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24831


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The DS_VideoDecoder_Open function in loader/dshow/DS_VideoDecoder.c in MPlayer 1.0rc1 and earlier does not set the biSize before use in a memcpy, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a buffer overflow and possibly execute arbitrary code.

Updated packages have been patched to address this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24831

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-061.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/03/16

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libdha1.0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mencoder, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mplayer, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mplayer-gui, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1387

MDKSA: 2007:061