MPV Security Update for Gentoo Linux
Posted on: 05/15/2018 07:19 AM

A mpv security advisory has been published for Gentoo Linux

MPV Security Update for Gentoo Linux


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201805-05
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: mpv: Remote code execution
Date: May 14, 2018
Bugs: #646886
ID: 201805-05

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been found in mpv that may allow a remote attacker
to execute arbitrary code.

Background
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Video player based on MPlayer/mplayer2

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-video/mpv < 0.27.2 >= 0.27.2

Description
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A vulnerability was discovered in mpv with the handling of HTML
documents containing VIDEO elements. Additionally, mpv accepts
arbitrary URLs in a src attribute without a protocol whitelist in
player/lua/ytdl_hook.lua.

Impact
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A remote attacker, by enticing the user to visit a specially crafted
web site, could execute arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All mpv users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mpv-0.27.2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-6360
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-6360

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201805-05

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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 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.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5




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