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[GLSA-200702-11] MPlayer: Buffer overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
MPlayer: Buffer overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200702-11
(MPlayer: Buffer overflow)
When checking for matching asm rules in the asmrp.c code, the results
are stored in a fixed-size array without boundary checks which may
allow a buffer overflow.
A possible hacker can entice a user to connect to a manipulated RTSP server
resulting in a Denial of Service and possibly execution of arbitrary
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_rc1-r2"
Threat Level: Medium
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