DSA 1782-1: New mplayer packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 04/29/2009 08:20 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-1782-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Steffen Joeris
April 29, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mplayer
Vulnerability : several vulnerabilities
Problem type : local (remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids : CVE-2009-0385 CVE-2008-4866 CVE-2008-5616
Debian Bug : 508803


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in mplayer, a movie player
for Unix-like systems. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems:


CVE-2009-0385

It was discovered that watching a malformed 4X movie file could lead to
the execution of arbitrary code.

CVE-2008-4866

It was discovered that multiple buffer overflows could lead to the
execution of arbitrary code.

CVE-2008-5616

It was discovered that watching a malformed TwinVQ file could lead to
the execution of arbitrary code.


For the oldstable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed
in version 1.0~rc1-12etch7.

For the stable distribution (lenny), mplayer links against
ffmpeg-debian.

For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution
(sid), mplayer links against ffmpeg-debian.


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 (oldstable)
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Oldstable 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~rc1-12etch7.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1273 e7c9ad9e2551b52efa5a3cdb8fd35d2c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch7.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 84770 d76ad6ec6787686da78803aa1adf9059

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer-doc_1.0~rc1-12etch7_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 2044098 fd2f11f26dc0ec4ded4328e0b4d3e47e

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch7_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4708256 97d33072d97c242841e1c9667832e848

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch7_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4383304 372b7f9d647f686a158147e40c48a26f

arm architecture (ARM)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch7_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4327022 0b7f858f1f13d191f91b58637722a4f2

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch7_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4384738 38aea3a449804561c3534f252223f099

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch7_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4423484 c28e0b6a9225b90959e694c81de4dd65

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch7_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 5848864 90a731ea1de356a7c5271f6a482ec5bd

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch7_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4275736 268a3dda134988405a5f7cf130623229

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch7_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4342866 3a7287844bd9e5770d0cbc46dfe40d71

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch7_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4167778 34aaa0f7f4e971061b043599fe4c948a

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mplayer/mplayer_1.0~rc1-12etch7_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 4039612 63321e82e879daf54fa0ea022f6f657e


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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