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From: Aaron Bauman <bman@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201805-05 ] mpv: Remote code execution
Date: Mon, 14 May 2018 23:31:20
Message-Id: 20180514232314.GA20137@monkey
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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
========

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

Background
==========

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
===========

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
======

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

Workaround
==========

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

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

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

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
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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