DSA 1552-1: New mplayer packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 04/19/2008 06:30 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1552-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
April 19, 2008 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mplayer
Vulnerability : missing input sanitising
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-1558

It was discovered that the MPlayer movie player performs insufficient
input sanitising on SDP session data, leading to potential execution
of arbitrary code through a malformed multimedia stream.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0~rc1-12etch3.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0~rc2-10.

We recommend that you upgrade your mplayer package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian 4.0 (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 10286260 815482129b79cb9390904b145c5def6c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 81742 54e2210e0f0eaa596acf6210b050fb50
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1265 6ccb62e72b94fa4c797975a36766bb45

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer-doc_1.0~rc1-12etch3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2053074 2a88c44b4fa0e754660948ea7e42b8e4

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4707708 444e5067e94888747c62ea39b9ce1938

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch3_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4372894 8f8fb89d21cfc0d8eb028451208f6fb9

arm architecture (ARM)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch3_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4325350 4ee43a3fa256b3e76aae898df3286ace

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4384442 4a9e2e68d4edcccd7f3bd4b08d1ac4c5

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4421502 c0bfb3da63001b23532ff69750888a8e

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 5842288 8d1fca3a56bbf0faafb39c6ebefd6c92

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4274728 b51101e7fa8fb0ab197fd84ea9d36c59

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4278972 bac174ec794adbcf9f9e4cc44951781e

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4342252 2a30381673555b1626c407c5cfad56a3

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch3_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4163070 81d36ad30bdefeaf77c4531fe4db5cb1


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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