GLSA 200408-01: MPlayer: GUI filename handling overflow
Posted on: 08/01/2004 07:33 AM

An updated mplayer package has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200408-01
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: MPlayer: GUI filename handling overflow
Date: August 01, 2004
Bugs: #55456
ID: 200408-01

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Synopsis
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When compiled with GUI support MPlayer is vulnerable to a remotely exploitable buffer overflow attack.

Background
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MPlayer is a media player capable of handling multiple multimedia file formats.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-video/mplayer < 1.0_pre4-r7 >= 1.0_pre4-r7

Description
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The MPlayer GUI code contains several buffer overflow vulnerabilities, and at least one in the TranslateFilename() function is exploitable.

Impact
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By enticing a user to play a file with a carefully crafted filename an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running MPlayer.

Workaround
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To work around this issue, users can compile MPlayer without GUI support by disabling the gtk USE flag. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version of MPlayer.

Resolution
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All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre4-r7"
# emerge ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre4-r7"

References
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[ 1 ] Bugtraq Announcement
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/10615/
[ 2 ] Open-Security Announcement
http://www.open-security.org/advisories/5

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200408-01.xml

Concerns?
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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
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Copyright 2004 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/1.0


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