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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: MPlayer: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200901-07)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: January 12, 2009
Bug(s): #231836, #239130, #251017
ID: 200901-07


Multiple vulnerabilities in MPlayer may lead to the execution of arbitrary
code or a Denial of Service.


MPlayer is a media player including support for a wide range of audio
and video formats.

Affected Packages

Package: media-video/mplayer
Vulnerable: < 1.0_rc2_p28058-r1
Unaffected: >= 1.0_rc2_p28058-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in MPlayer:
  • A
    stack-based buffer overflow was found in the str_read_packet() function
    in libavformat/psxstr.c when processing crafted STR files that
    interleave audio and video sectors (CVE-2008-3162).
  • Felipe
    Andres Manzano reported multiple integer underflows in the
    demux_real_fill_buffer() function in demux_real.c when processing
    crafted Real Media files that cause the stream_read() function to read
    or write arbitrary memory (CVE-2008-3827).
  • Tobias Klein
    reported a stack-based buffer overflow in the demux_open_vqf() function
    in libmpdemux/demux_vqf.c when processing malformed TwinVQ files


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted STR,
Real Media, or TwinVQ file to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of


There is no known workaround at this time.


All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0_rc2_p28058-r1 "



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