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Sicherheit: Pufferüberlauf in mplayer
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Name: Pufferüberlauf in mplayer
ID: 200403-13
Distribution: Gentoo
Plattformen: Keine Angabe
Datum: Do, 1. April 2004, 13:00
Referenzen: Keine Angabe
Applikationen: MPlayer

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200403-13
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http://security.gentoo.org
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Severity: High
Title: Remote buffer overflow in MPlayer
Date: March 31, 2004
Bugs: #46246
ID: 200403-13

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Synopsis
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MPlayer contains a remotely exploitable buffer overflow in the HTTP
parser that may allow attackers to run arbitrary code on a user's
computer.

Background
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Quote from http://mplayerhq.hu

"MPlayer is a movie player for LINUX (runs on many other Unices, and
non-x86 CPUs, see the documentation). It plays most MPEG, VOB, AVI,
OGG/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, FLI, RM, NuppelVideo, YUV4MPEG,
FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL
codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5 and even WMV
movies, too."

Affected packages
=================

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Package/ Vulnerable / Unaffected
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mplayer <= 0.92 >= 0.92-r1
mplayer <= mplayer-1.0_pre2 >= mplayer-1.0_pre2-r1
mplayer <= mplayer-1.0_pre3 >= mplayer-1.0_pre3-r3

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

A vulnerability exists in the MPlayer HTTP parser which may allow an
attacker to craft a special HTTP header ("Location:") which will trick
MPlayer into executing arbitrary code on the user's computer.

Impact
======

An attacker without privileges may exploit this vulnerability remotely,
allowing arbitrary code to be executed in order to gain unauthorized
access.

Workaround
==========

A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are
advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

Resolution
==========

MPlayer may be upgraded as follows:

x86 and sparc:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=media-video/mplayer-0.92-r1"
# emerge ">=media-video/mplayer-0.92-r1"

amd64:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre2-r1"
# emerge ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre2-r1"

ppc:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre3-r2"
# emerge ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre3-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design6/news.html

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.
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