GLSA 200803-16 MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows
Posted on: 03/10/2008 11:05 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200803-16
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows
Date: March 10, 2008
Bugs: #208566
ID: 200803-16

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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_rc2_p25993 gt;= 1.0_rc2_p25993

Description
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The following errors have been discovered in MPlayer:

* Felipe Manzano and Anibal Sacco (Core Security Technologies)
reported an array indexing error in the file libmpdemux/demux_mov.c
when parsing MOV file headers (CVE-2008-0485).

* Damian Frizza and Alfredo Ortega (Core Security Technologies)
reported a boundary error in the file libmpdemux/demux_audio.c when
parsing FLAC comments (CVE-2008-0486).

* Adam Bozanich (Mu Security) reported boundary errors in the
cddb_parse_matches_list() and cddb_query_parse() functions in the
file stream_cddb.c when parsing CDDB album titles (CVE-2008-0629) and
in the url_scape_string() function in the file stream/url.c when
parsing URLS (CVE-2008-0630).

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file,
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_rc2_p25993"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-0485
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0485
[ 2 ] CVE-2008-0486
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0486
[ 3 ] CVE-2008-0629
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0629
[ 4 ] CVE-2008-0630
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0630

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-200803-16.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 2008 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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