MPlayer: Two buffer overflows — GLSA 200705-21

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in MPlayer, each one could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-video/mplayer on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.0.20070321
Unaffected versions >= 1.0.20070321, < 1.0

Background

MPlayer is a media player incuding support for a wide range of audio and video formats.

Description

A buffer overflow has been reported in the DMO_VideoDecoder_Open() function in file loader/dmo/DMO_VideoDecoder.c. Another buffer overflow has been reported in the DS_VideoDecoder_Open() function in file loader/dshow/DS_VideoDecoder.c.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted video file, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running MPlayer.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0.20070321"

References

Release Date
May 30, 2007

Latest Revision
October 12, 2007: 02

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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