Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mplayer (MDVSA-2009:014)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 36762


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in mplayer, which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed TwinVQ file (CVE-2008-5616), and in ffmpeg, as used by mplayer, related to the execution of DTS generation code (CVE-2008-4866).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 36762

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-014.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libdha1.0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mencoder, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mplayer, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mplayer-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mplayer-gui, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4867, CVE-2008-5616

MDVSA: 2009:014

CWE: 119