GLSA 200707-07 MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows
Posted on: 07/24/2007 11:50 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200707-07
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows
Date: July 24, 2007
Bugs: #181097
ID: 200707-07

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in MPlayer, possibly
allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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MPlayer is a media player incuding support for a wide range of audio
and video formats.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-video/mplayer lt; 1.0.20070622 gt;= 1.0.20070622

Description
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Stefan Cornelius and Reimar Döffinger of Secunia Research discovered
several boundary errors in the functions cddb_query_parse(),
cddb_parse_matches_list() and cddb_read_parse(), each allowing for a
stack-based buffer overflow.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file
with malicious CDDB entries, possibly resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running MPlayer.

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-1.0.2007062=
2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-2948
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2948

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-200707-07.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 2007 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/2.5



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