GLSA-200705-21 : MPlayer: Two buffer overflows
High Nessus Plugin ID 25360
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-21 (MPlayer: Two buffer overflows)
A buffer overflow has been reported in the DMO_VideoDecoder_Open() function in file loader/dmo/DMO_VideoDecoder.c. Another buffer overflow has been reported in the DS_VideoDecoder_Open() function in file loader/dshow/DS_VideoDecoder.c.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted video file, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running MPlayer.
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-1.0.20070321'