MPlayer < 1.0pre8 Audio Header strf Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3183


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is using a version of MPlayer, a multimedia video and audio application. This version of MPlayer is vulnerable to a buffer overflow due to a lack of content parsing. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to craft a malicious media file and then convince a local user to download and play the file within MPlayer. Successful exploitation would result in arbitrary code being executed locally.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3183

File Name: 3183.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2005/08/25

Modified: 2016/01/22

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:X

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2718

BID: 16530, 14652

OSVDB: 19019