MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows — GLSA 200707-07

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in MPlayer, possibly allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-video/mplayer on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.0.20070622
Unaffected versions >= 1.0.20070622, < 1.0

Background

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

Description

Stefan Cornelius and Reimar Doffinger of Secunia Research discovered several boundary errors in the functions cddb_query_parse(), cddb_parse_matches_list() and cddb_read_parse(), each allowing for a stack-based buffer overflow.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file with malicious CDDB entries, possibly 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-1.0.20070622"

References

Release Date
July 24, 2007

Latest Revision
October 12, 2007: 03

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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