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<glsa id="200509-01">
<title>MPlayer: Heap overflow in ad_pcm.c</title>
A heap overflow in MPlayer might lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">MPlayer</product>
<announced>September 01, 2005</announced>
<revised>September 01, 2005: 01</revised>
<package name="media-video/mplayer" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.0_pre7-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.0_pre7-r1</vulnerable>
MPlayer is a media player capable of handling multiple multimedia
file formats.
Sven Tantau discovered a heap overflow in the code handling the
strf chunk of PCM audio streams.
<impact type="normal">
An attacker could craft a malicious video or audio file which,
when opened using MPlayer, would end up executing arbitrary code on the
victim's computer with the permissions of the user running MPlayer.
You can mitigate the issue by adding "ac=-pcm," to your MPlayer
configuration file (note that this will prevent you from playing
uncompressed audio).
All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-video/mplayer-1.0_pre7-r1&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-2718</uri>
<uri link="">Original Advisory</uri>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 28 Aug 2005 16:55:40 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 01 Sep 2005 08:08:19 +0000">