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mplayer heap overflow in http requests

Affected packages
mplayer < 0.92.1
mplayer-esound < 0.92.1
mplayer-gtk < 0.92.1
mplayer-gtk-esound < 0.92.1


VuXML ID 5e7f58c3-b3f8-4258-aeb8-795e5e940ff8
Discovery 2004-03-30
Entry 2004-03-31
Modified 2004-06-27

A remotely exploitable heap buffer overflow vulnerability was found in MPlayer's URL decoding code. If an attacker can cause MPlayer to visit a specially crafted URL, arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running MPlayer may occur. A `visit' might be caused by social engineering, or a malicious web server could use HTTP redirects which MPlayer would then process.


FreeBSD PR ports/64974