GLSA-200803-16 : MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows

High Nessus Plugin ID 31442


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


The 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).
Impact :

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.
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_rc2_p25993'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31442

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200803-16.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/03/13

Modified: 2016/11/11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/10

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0485, CVE-2008-0486, CVE-2008-0629, CVE-2008-0630

OSVDB: 42197, 42199, 42200, 42201

GLSA: 200803-16

CWE: 119, 189