MPlayer AVI file buffer overflow

mplayer-avi-file-bo (36581) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

MPlayer is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted AVI file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the victim.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.6
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.9
  Exploitability: Functional
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

For Mandriva Linux:
Refer to MDKSA-2007:192 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • MPlayer Web site: MPlayer - The Movie Player.
  • Vulnhunt Web site: Advisory CAL-20070912-1: Multiple vendor produce handling AVI file vulnerabilities.
  • BID-25648: MPlayer AVIHeader.C Heap Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-4938: Heap-based buffer overflow in libmpdemux/aviheader.c in MPlayer 1.0rc1 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a .avi file with certain large indx truck size and nEntriesInuse values, and a certain wLongsPerEntry value.
  • MDKSA-2007:192: Updated mplayer packages fix vulnerability
  • OSVDB ID: 45940: MPlayer libmpdemux/aviheader.c AVI File Handling Overflow
  • OSVDB ID: 50079: MPlayer Crafted MP3 File Handling Remote DoS
  • OSVDB ID: 50080: MPlayer Crafted Ogg Vorbis File Handling Remote DoS
  • OSVDB ID: 50081: MPlayer Crafted MPEG-1 File Handling Remote DoS
  • OSVDB ID: 50082: MPlayer Crafted MPEG-2 File Handling Remote DoS
  • OSVDB ID: 50083: MPlayer Crafted FLAC File Handling Remote DoS
  • OSVDB ID: 50084: MPlayer Crafted Ogg Theora File Handling Remote DoS
  • OSVDB ID: 50085: MPlayer Crafted WMV File Handling Remote DoS
  • OSVDB ID: 50086: MPlayer Crafted AAC File Handling Remote DoS

Platforms Affected:

  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MPlayer MPlayer 1.0 rc1

Reported:

Sep 12, 2007

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