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MPlayer and xine-lib RTSP Handling Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2004-04-30    Last Update:  2004-05-31    Views:  14,194

Secunia Advisory SA11500

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities have been reported in MPlayer and xine-lib, potentially allowing malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

1) The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error, which can be triggered by supplying a long URL. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow.

2) The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error, which can be triggered by a malicious RTSP server during session negotiation. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow.

3) The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error, which can be triggered by a malicious RTSP server by sending malicious RDT (Real Data Transport) packets. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow.

Successful exploitation may potentially allow execution of arbitrary code on a user's system but requires that the user is either tricked into connecting to a malicious RTSP server, open a malicious play list, or open a malicious URL.

The following versions have been reported vulnerable:
* MPlayer 1.0pre1 to pre3try2
* xine-lib 1-beta1 to 1-rc3c


Solution:
The following MPlayer versions are not vulnerable:

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Diego Biurrun
Miguel Freitas
Roberto Togni

Original Advisory:
http://xinehq.de/index.php/security/XSA-2004-3

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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