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Security update for MPlayer

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(Last modified: 20APR2004)


solutions Security update for MPlayer SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (67347d7fe6c991fef81b3e288481a6a6)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0

Package: MPlayer
Release: 20040420
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone running MPlayer should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

MPlayer did not properly escape URL's when trying to request a file from a HTTP server. This allowed remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands 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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