GLSA-200707-07 : MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows

High Nessus Plugin ID 25789


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/mplayer-1.0.20070622'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25789

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200707-07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/07/27

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mplayer, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2948

OSVDB: 36991

GLSA: 200707-07