MPlayer: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 200805-22

An integer overflow vulnerability in MPlayer may allow for the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-video/mplayer on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.0_rc2_p26753
Unaffected versions >= 1.0_rc2_p26753

Background

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

Description

k`sOSe reported an integer overflow vulnerability in the sdpplin_parse() function in the file stream/realrtsp/sdpplin.c, which can be exploited to overwrite arbitrary memory regions via an overly large "StreamCount" SDP parameter.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media file, 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_rc2_p26753"

References

Release Date
May 29, 2008

Latest Revision
May 29, 2008: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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