Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mplayer (MDVSA-2009:013)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 37645
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSeveral 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) and incorrect handling of DCA_MAX_FRAME_SIZE value (CVE-2008-4867).
The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.