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[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200705-21 ] MPlayer: Two buffer overflows

From: Raphael Marichez <falco_at_nospam>
Date: Wed May 30 2007 - 18:18:29 GMT
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Severity: Normal Title: MPlayer: Two buffer overflows Date: May 30, 2007 Bugs: #168917 ID: 200705-21
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Synopsis


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

Background


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

Affected packages




     Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected

  1 media-video/mplayer < 1.0.20070321 >= 1.0.20070321

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


  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-1246
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1246   [ 2 ] CVE-2007-1387
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1387   [ 3 ] GLSA 200704-09
        http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200704-09.xml

Availability


This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200705-21.xml

Concerns?


Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License


Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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