DSA-1644-1: New mplayer packages fix integer overflows
Posted on: 10/06/2008 12:00 AM

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

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1644-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Devin Carraway
October 05, 2008 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mplayer
Vulnerability : integer overflow
Problem type : local (remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-3827
Debian Bug : 500683

Felipe Andres Manzano discovered that mplayer, a multimedia player, is
vulnerable to several integer overflows in the Real video stream
demuxing code. These flaws could allow an attacker to cause a denial
of service (a crash) or potentially the execution of arbitrary code by
supplying a maliciously crafted video file.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.0~rc1-12etch5. For he unstable distribution (sid), these
problems have been fixed in version 1.0~rc2-18.

We recommend that you upgrade your mplayer packages.

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 GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Debian (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~rc1-12etch5.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 86658 cd099ed406a7c844930c9887d8982a52
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~rc1-12etch5.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1265 b270973c3ce8e7fbfca6f9cd3eb66425

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer-doc_1.0~rc1-12etch5_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2047298 17e990bdca10c40756b82a9dc5a2e265

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch5_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4707948 f431548b126d4341bb696db81246bdd4

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch5_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4370114 98533d1a687b80c2e0986150f8ce8236

arm architecture (ARM)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch5_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4325478 00ad261cf9de27068b7cb734726547b4

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch5_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4384816 343f46588519430c765ea7a715418737

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch5_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4421394 88000ce453707cd19da6cc8c197a5333

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch5_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 5842440 95e5f58d87ebe234dd448389ce87f009

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch5_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4274920 7a4d77fad46563b8ae3714a4a560e9dd

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch5_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4279550 57fe11ca3fc351267fa209cf6e90a6ff

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch5_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4342366 043f7ab2732751f06da1eb06220fc613

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch5_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4162914 fbbc3861141a158ff4e73f7367ab2b1c

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch5_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4038434 a397ab5d30990322dcb76ab23d681f77


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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