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MPlayer: GUI filename handling overflow GLSA 200408-01



[ GLSA 200408-01 ] MPlayer: GUI filename handling overflow

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200408-01
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: MPlayer: GUI filename handling overflow
      Date: August 01, 2004
      Bugs: #55456
        ID: 200408-01

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Synopsis
========

When compiled with GUI support MPlayer is vulnerable to a remotely
exploitable buffer overflow attack.

Background
==========

MPlayer is a media player capable of handling multiple multimedia file
formats.

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

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     Package              /    Vulnerable    /             Unaffected
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  1  media-video/mplayer      < 1.0_pre4-r7            >= 1.0_pre4-r7

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

The MPlayer GUI code contains several buffer overflow vulnerabilities,
and at least one in the TranslateFilename() function is exploitable.

Impact
======

By enticing a user to play a file with a carefully crafted filename an
attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running MPlayer.

Workaround
==========

To work around this issue, users can compile MPlayer without GUI
support by disabling the gtk USE flag. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of MPlayer.

Resolution
==========

All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre4-r7"
    # emerge ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre4-r7"

References
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  [ 1 ] Bugtraq Announcement
        http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/10615/ 
  [ 2 ] Open-Security Announcement
        http://www.open-security.org/advisories/5 

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

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

    http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200408-01.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@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2004 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/1.0 

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