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Security update for MPlayer

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(Last modified: 01FEB2005)


solutions Security update for MPlayer SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (0942b683eca8fe01a943affb1c97bdfa)

Applies to

Package: MPlayer
Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
Patch: patch-9798
Release: 20050201
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using MPlayer should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Various buffer overflows within MPlayer have been fixed. These include fixes
for the ASF-streaming overflow, the RTSP heap overflow and the BMP parsing
heap overflow. These bugs could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary
code as the user running MPlayer.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh MPlayer.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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