GLSA-200803-16 : MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows
High Nessus Plugin ID 31442
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200803-16 (MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows)
The following errors have been discovered in MPlayer:
Felipe Manzano and Anibal Sacco (Core Security Technologies) reported an array indexing error in the file libmpdemux/demux_mov.c when parsing MOV file headers (CVE-2008-0485).
Damian Frizza and Alfredo Ortega (Core Security Technologies) reported a boundary error in the file libmpdemux/demux_audio.c when parsing FLAC comments (CVE-2008-0486).
Adam Bozanich (Mu Security) reported boundary errors in the cddb_parse_matches_list() and cddb_query_parse() functions in the file stream_cddb.c when parsing CDDB album titles (CVE-2008-0629) and in the url_scape_string() function in the file stream/url.c when parsing URLS (CVE-2008-0630).
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, 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_rc2_p25993'