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TUCoPS :: Linux :: Apps A-M :: bt1217.txt

MPlayer Security Advisory #01: Remotely exploitable buffer overflow

HIGH (if playing ASX streaming content)
LOW (if playing only normal files)

A remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability was found in MPlayer.
A malicious host can craft a harmful ASX header, and trick MPlayer into
executing arbitrary code upon parsing that header.

MPlayer versions affected:
MPlayer 0.90pre series
MPlayer 0.90rc series
MPlayer 0.90
MPlayer 0.91
MPlayer 1.0pre1

MPlayer versions unaffected:
MPlayer releases before 0.90pre1
MPlayer 0.92

Notification status:
Developers were notified on 2003.09.24
Fix was commited into HEAD CVS at 2003.09.25 02:36:36 CEST
MPlayer 0.92 (vuln-fix-only release) was released on 2003.09.25 12:00:00 CE=

Patch availability:
A patch is available for all vulnerable versions.

Suggested upgrading methods:
MPlayer 1.0pre1 users should upgrade to latest CVS
MPlayer 0.91 (and below) users should upgrade to 0.92 OR latest CVS

MPlayer 0.92 is available for download.

MPlayer Core Team

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