GLSA-200707-07 : MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows
High Nessus Plugin ID 25789
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200707-07 (MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows)
Stefan Cornelius and Reimar Doffinger of Secunia Research discovered several boundary errors in the functions cddb_query_parse(), cddb_parse_matches_list() and cddb_read_parse(), each allowing for a stack-based buffer overflow.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file with malicious CDDB entries, possibly 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-1.0.20070622'