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Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name: mplayer
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2003:097
Date: September 30th, 2003
Affected versions: 9.1, 9.2

Problem Description:

A buffer overflow vulnerability was found in MPlayer that is remotely exploitable. A malicious host can craft a harmful ASX header and trick MPlayer into executing arbitrary code when it parses that particular header.

The provided packages have been patched to fix the problem.


Updated Packages:

Mandrake Linux 9.1:
f7570e6580cf75230de4797c3a33547e 9.1/RPMS/libdha0.1-0.90-0.rc4.5.91mdk.i586.rpm
40c2721959aa18fc57e55835b863bec6 9.1/RPMS/libpostproc0-0.90-0.rc4.5.91mdk.i586.rpm
1a029403e5995d6ae65bd984f707df2e 9.1/RPMS/libpostproc0-devel-0.90-0.rc4.5.91mdk.i586.rpm
4a2920d055a263096f591eddbd2035f1 9.1/RPMS/mencoder-0.90-0.rc4.5.91mdk.i586.rpm
5efaf1901f318001c01459a2850ef394 9.1/RPMS/mplayer-0.90-0.rc4.5.91mdk.i586.rpm
e7c6312fe3c624efd6b3068c9663b06b 9.1/RPMS/mplayer-gui-0.90-0.rc4.5.91mdk.i586.rpm
7a191e161da0ee2c710f389c85c3d625 9.1/SRPMS/mplayer-0.90-0.rc4.5.91mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.2:
bcab7e5ee159ebbab5ee5108cff16846 9.2/RPMS/libdha0.1-0.91-7.1.92mdk.i586.rpm
3053ce18c7d6ed765251f0dedbb76156 9.2/RPMS/libpostproc0-0.91-7.1.92mdk.i586.rpm
356cfd36ba9bd785d4cdebdf48746bae 9.2/RPMS/libpostproc0-devel-0.91-7.1.92mdk.i586.rpm
bf22bb2e6b072ba8fab4af58297ba0a8 9.2/RPMS/mencoder-0.91-7.1.92mdk.i586.rpm
c913ec99bf6ccc29c203f9b8b9fbb83b 9.2/RPMS/mplayer-0.91-7.1.92mdk.i586.rpm
8b3019a80c9b5597d2f03afd4d9a8f4a 9.2/RPMS/mplayer-gui-0.91-7.1.92mdk.i586.rpm
ee2875bf5070f0083c648b980712b9ea 9.2/SRPMS/mplayer-0.91-7.1.92mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security. You can obtain the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to update.

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that anyone can subscribe to. Information on these lists can be obtained by visiting:

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team <security>