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MDKSA-2006:175: 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-2006:175 (mplayer).
Mplayer uses an embedded copy of ffmpeg and as such has been updated to
address the following issue: Multiple buffer overflows in libavcodec
in ffmpeg before 0.4.9_p20060530 allow remote attackers to cause a
denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code via multiple
unspecified vectors in (1) dtsdec.c, (2) vorbis.c, (3) rm.c,
(4)sierravmd.c, (5) smacker.c, (6) tta.c, (7) 4xm.c, (8) alac.c, (9)
cook.c, (10)shorten.c, (11) smacker.c, (12) snow.c, and (13) tta.c.
NOTE: it is likely that this is a different vulnerability than
CVE-2005-4048 and CVE-2006-2802.
Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:175
Threat Level: High
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