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MDKSA-2004:026: mplayer Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the mplayer package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:026 (mplayer).
A remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability was found in MPlayer. A
malicious host can craft a harmful HTTP header ('Location:'), and trick MPlayer
into executing arbitrary code upon parsing that header.
The updated packages contain a patch from the MPlayer development team to
correct the problem.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:026
Threat Level: High
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