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From: Raphael Marichez <falco@g.o>
Subject: [ GLSA 200707-07 ] MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 00:33:33 +0200
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200707-07
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: MPlayer: Multiple buffer overflows
      Date: July 24, 2007
      Bugs: #181097
        ID: 200707-07

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in MPlayer, possibly
allowing for the remote 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     < 1.0.20070622            >= 1.0.20070622

Description
===========

Stefan Cornelius and Reimar Döffinger of Secunia Research discovered
several boundary errors in the functions cddb_query_parse(),
cddb_parse_matches_list() and cddb_read_parse(), each allowing for a
stack-based buffer overflow.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file
with malicious CDDB entries, 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
==========

All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0.20070622"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-2948
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2948

Availability
============

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200707-07.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
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