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Gentoo alert 200705-21 (mplayer)

From:  Raphael Marichez <falco@gentoo.org>
To:  gentoo-announce@gentoo.org
Subject:  [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200705-21 ] MPlayer: Two buffer overflows
Date:  Wed, 30 May 2007 20:18:29 +0200
Cc:  bugtraq@securityfocus.com, full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk, security-alerts@linuxsecurity.com

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200705-21 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://security.gentoo.org/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Severity: Normal Title: MPlayer: Two buffer overflows Date: May 30, 2007 Bugs: #168917 ID: 200705-21 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Synopsis ======== Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in MPlayer, each one could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. Background ========== MPlayer is a media player incuding support for a wide range of audio and video formats. Affected packages ================= ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 media-video/mplayer < 1.0.20070321 >= 1.0.20070321 Description =========== A buffer overflow has been reported in the DMO_VideoDecoder_Open() function in file loader/dmo/DMO_VideoDecoder.c. Another buffer overflow has been reported in the DS_VideoDecoder_Open() function in file loader/dshow/DS_VideoDecoder.c. Impact ====== A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted video file, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running MPlayer. Workaround ========== There is no known workaround at this time. Resolution ========== All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0.20070321" References ========== [ 1 ] CVE-2007-1246 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1246 [ 2 ] CVE-2007-1387 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1387 [ 3 ] GLSA 200704-09 http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200704-09.xml Availability ============ This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200705-21.xml Concerns? ========= 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 ======= 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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