GLSA 200605-01 MPlayer: Heap-based buffer overflow
Posted on: 05/01/2006 05:52 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - MPlayer: Heap-based buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200605-01
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: MPlayer: Heap-based buffer overflow
Date: May 01, 2006
Bugs: #127969
ID: 200605-01

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Synopsis
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MPlayer contains multiple integer overflows that may lead to a
heap-based buffer overflow.

Background
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MPlayer is a media player that supports many multimedia file types.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-video/mplayer lt; 1.0.20060415 gt;= 1.0.20060415
2 media-video/mplayer-bin lt; 1.0.20060415 gt;= 1.0.20060415
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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Xfocus Team discovered multiple integer overflows that may lead to a
heap-based buffer overflow.

Impact
======

An attacker could entice a user to play a specially crafted multimedia
file, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-video/mplayer-1.0.20060415"

All MPlayer binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-video/mplayer-bin-1.0.20060415"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-1502
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1502

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-200605-01.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 2006 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/2.0



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