Multiple vulnerabilities in MPlayer may lead to the execution of arbitrary
code or a Denial of Service.
||media-video/mplayer on all architectures
MPlayer is a media player including support for a wide range of audio
and video formats.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in MPlayer:
stack-based buffer overflow was found in the str_read_packet() function
in libavformat/psxstr.c when processing crafted STR files that
interleave audio and video sectors (CVE-2008-3162).
Andres Manzano reported multiple integer underflows in the
demux_real_fill_buffer() function in demux_real.c when processing
crafted Real Media files that cause the stream_read() function to read
or write arbitrary memory (CVE-2008-3827).
- Tobias Klein
reported a stack-based buffer overflow in the demux_open_vqf() function
in libmpdemux/demux_vqf.c when processing malformed TwinVQ files
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted STR,
Real Media, or TwinVQ file to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of
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_rc2_p28058-r1 "
January 12, 2009
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