GLSA 200901-07 MPlayer: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 01/12/2009 09:00 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200901-07:02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: MPlayer: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: January 12, 2009
Updated: January 12, 2009
Bugs: #231836, #239130, #251017
ID: 200901-07:02

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in MPlayer may lead to the execution of
arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 mplayer lt; 1.0_rc2_p28058-r1 gt;= 1.0_rc2_p28058-r1

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in MPlayer:

* A stack-based buffer overflow was found in the str_read_packet()
function in libavformat/psxstr.c when processing crafted STR files
that interleave audio and video sectors (CVE-2008-3162).

* Felipe Andres Manzano reported multiple integer underflows in the
demux_real_fill_buffer() function in demux_real.c when processing
crafted Real Media files that cause the stream_read() function to
read or write arbitrary memory (CVE-2008-3827).

* Tobias Klein reported a stack-based buffer overflow in the
demux_open_vqf() function in libmpdemux/demux_vqf.c when processing
malformed TwinVQ files (CVE-2008-5616).

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted STR,
Real Media, or TwinVQ file to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial
of Service.

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_p28058-r1 "

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-3162
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3162
[ 2 ] CVE-2008-3827
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3827
[ 3 ] CVE-2008-5616
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5616

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-200901-07.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 2009 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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