Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1496-1 mplayer -- buffer overflows

Date Reported:
12 Feb 2008
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2008-0485, CVE-2008-0486, CVE-2008-0629, CVE-2008-0630.
More information:

Several buffer overflows have been discovered in the MPlayer movie player, which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2008-0485

    Felipe Manzano and Anibal Sacco discovered a buffer overflow in the demuxer for MOV files.

  • CVE-2008-0486

    Reimar Doeffinger discovered a buffer overflow in the FLAC header parsing.

  • CVE-2008-0629

    Adam Bozanich discovered a buffer overflow in the CDDB access code.

  • CVE-2008-0630

    Adam Bozanich discovered a buffer overflow in URL parsing.

The old stable distribution (sarge) doesn't contain mplayer.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0~rc1-12etch2.

We recommend that you upgrade your mplayer packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (stable)

Architecture-independent component:
HP Precision:
Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Big-endian MIPS:
Little-endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.