A buffer overflow was found in MPlayer's RTSP plugin that could lead to a Denial of Service or arbitrary code execution.
|Package||media-video/mplayer on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.0_rc1-r2|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.0_rc1-r2|
MPlayer is a media player capable of playing multiple media formats.
When checking for matching asm rules in the asmrp.c code, the results are stored in a fixed-size array without boundary checks which may allow a buffer overflow.
An attacker can entice a user to connect to a manipulated RTSP server resulting in a Denial of Service and possibly execution of arbitrary code.
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_rc1-r2"
February 27, 2007
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