Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mplayer (MDVSA-2008:219)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37535


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


A vulnerability that was discovered in xine-lib that allowed remote RTSP servers to execute arbitrary code via a large streamid SDP parameter also affects MPlayer (CVE-2008-0073).

Several integer overflows were discovered by Felipe Andres Manzano in MPlayer's Real video stream demuxing code. These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to cause a crash or possibly execute arbitrary code by supplying a malicious crafted video file (CVE-2008-3827).

The updated packages have been patched to fix these issues. Note that CVE-2008-3827 was already corrected in the Mandriva Linux 2009 packages.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37535

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-219.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC: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, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0073, CVE-2008-3827

BID: 28312

MDVSA: 2008:219

CWE: 189