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Multiple vulnerabilities in MPlayer may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
MPlayer is a media player including support for a wide range of audio and video formats.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in MPlayer:
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted STR, Real Media, or TwinVQ file to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
[ 1 ] CVE-2008-3162
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3162 [ 2 ] CVE-2008-3827
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3827 [ 3 ] CVE-2008-5616
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