ID CVE-2007-1246
Summary The DMO_VideoDecoder_Open function in loader/dmo/DMO_VideoDecoder.c in MPlayer 1.0rc1 and earlier, as used in xine-lib, does not set the biSize before use in a memcpy, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a buffer overflow and possibly execute arbitrary code, a different vulnerability than CVE-2007-1387.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:mplayer:mplayer:1.0_rc1
    cpe:2.3:a:mplayer:mplayer:1.0_rc1
CVSS
Base: 7.6 (as of 06-03-2007 - 21:18)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK HIGH NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200704-09.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200704-09 (xine-lib: Heap-based buffer overflow) xine-lib does not check boundaries on data being read into buffers from DMO video files in code that is shared with MPlayer (DMO_VideoDecoder.c). Impact : An attacker could entice a user to play a specially crafted DMO video file with a player using xine-lib, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the player. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-04-13
    plugin id 25054
    published 2007-04-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=25054
    title GLSA-200704-09 : xine-lib: Heap-based buffer overflow
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_XINE-LIB-2989.NASL
    description The DirectShow loader uses wrong parameters in the memcpy function call which leads to a buffer overflow. CVE-2007-1246 has been assigned to this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 27489
    published 2007-10-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=27489
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : xine-lib (xine-lib-2989)
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_ABEB9B64CE5011DBBC240016179B2DD5.NASL
    description 'Moritz Jodeit reports : There's an exploitable buffer overflow in the current version of MPlayer (v1.0rc1) which can be exploited with a maliciously crafted video file. It is hidden in the DMO_VideoDecoder() function of `loader/dmo/DMO_VideoDecoder.c' file.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 24798
    published 2007-03-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=24798
    title FreeBSD : mplayer -- DMO File Parsing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (abeb9b64-ce50-11db-bc24-0016179b2dd5)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1536.NASL
    description Several local vulnerabilities have been discovered in Xine, a media player library, allowed for a denial of service or arbitrary code execution, which could be exploited through viewing malicious content. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2007-1246 / CVE-2007-1387 The DMO_VideoDecoder_Open function does not set the biSize before use in a memcpy, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a buffer overflow and possibly execute arbitrary code (applies to sarge only). - CVE-2008-0073 Array index error in the sdpplin_parse function allows remote RTSP servers to execute arbitrary code via a large streamid SDP parameter. - CVE-2008-0486 Array index vulnerability in libmpdemux/demux_audio.c might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted FLAC tag, which triggers a buffer overflow (applies to etch only). - CVE-2008-1161 Buffer overflow in the Matroska demuxer allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a Matroska file with invalid frame sizes.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 31721
    published 2008-04-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=31721
    title Debian DSA-1536-1 : libxine - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Slackware Local Security Checks
    NASL id SLACKWARE_SSA_2007-109-02.NASL
    description New xine-lib packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, and -current to fix security issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-09
    plugin id 25093
    published 2007-04-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=25093
    title Slackware 10.0 / 10.1 / 10.2 / 11.0 / current : xine-lib (SSA:2007-109-02)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200705-21.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-21 (MPlayer: Two buffer overflows) A buffer overflow has been reported in the DMO_VideoDecoder_Open() function in file loader/dmo/DMO_VideoDecoder.c. Another buffer overflow has been reported in the DS_VideoDecoder_Open() function in file loader/dshow/DS_VideoDecoder.c. Impact : A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted video file, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running MPlayer. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-14
    plugin id 25360
    published 2007-06-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=25360
    title GLSA-200705-21 : MPlayer: Two buffer overflows
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2007-055.NASL
    description The DMO_VideoDecoder_Open function in loader/dmo/DMO_VideoDecoder.c in MPlayer 1.0rc1 and earlier does not set the biSize before use in a memcpy, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a buffer overflow and possibly execute arbitrary code. Updated packages have been patched to address this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 24805
    published 2007-03-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=24805
    title Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mplayer (MDKSA-2007:055)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_XINE-LIB-2988.NASL
    description The DirectShow loader uses wrong parameters in the memcpy function call which leads to a buffer overflow. CVE-2007-1246 has been assigned to this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2012-05-17
    plugin id 29601
    published 2007-12-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=29601
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : xine-lib (ZYPP Patch Number 2988)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2007-057.NASL
    description The DMO_VideoDecoder_Open function in dmo/DMO_VideoDecoder.c in xine-lib does not set the biSize before use in a memcpy, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a buffer overflow and possibly execute arbitrary code. Updated packages have been patched to address this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 24807
    published 2007-03-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=24807
    title Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xine-lib (MDKSA-2007:057)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-433-1.NASL
    description Moritz Jodeit discovered that the DMO loader of Xine did not correctly validate the size of an allocated buffer. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted media file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 28028
    published 2007-11-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=28028
    title Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : xine-lib vulnerability (USN-433-1)
refmap via4
bid 22771
bugtraq 20070423 FLEA-2007-0013-1: xine-lib
confirm http://svn.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer/trunk/loader/dmo/DMO_VideoDecoder.c
debian DSA-1536
fulldisc 20070301 MPlayer DMO buffer overflow
gentoo
  • GLSA-200704-09
  • GLSA-200705-21
mandriva
  • MDKSA-2007:055
  • MDKSA-2007:057
misc http://svn.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer/trunk/loader/dmo/DMO_VideoDecoder.c?r1=22019&r2=22204
secunia
  • 24443
  • 24444
  • 24446
  • 24448
  • 24462
  • 24866
  • 24897
  • 24995
  • 25462
  • 29601
slackware SSA:2007-109-02
suse
  • SUSE-SR:2007:005
  • SUSE-SR:2007:007
ubuntu USN-433-1
vupen ADV-2007-0794
xf mplayer-dmovideodecoder-bo(32747)
Last major update 25-07-2011 - 00:00
Published 03-03-2007 - 14:19
Last modified 16-10-2018 - 12:37
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