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From: Raphael Marichez <falco@g.o>
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Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200705-21 ] MPlayer: Two buffer overflows
Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 18:44:21
Message-Id: 20070530181829.GE29402@falco.falcal.net
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200705-21
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: MPlayer: Two buffer overflows
      Date: May 30, 2007
      Bugs: #168917
        ID: 200705-21

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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
=================

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     Package              /    Vulnerable    /              Unaffected
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  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@g.o 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