MPlayer up to 1.0 Rc1 denial of service

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in MPlayer (Multimedia Player Software). This affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-404. The program does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. This is going to have an impact on availability. The summary by CVE is:

MPlayer, possibly 1.0rc1, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (SIGSEGV and application crash) via (1) a malformed MP3 file, as demonstrated by lol-mplayer.mp3; (2) a malformed Ogg Vorbis file, as demonstrated by lol-mplayer.ogg; (3) a malformed MPEG-1 file, as demonstrated by lol-mplayer.mpg; (4) a malformed MPEG-2 file, as demonstrated by lol-mplayer.m2v; (5) a malformed MPEG-4 AVI file, as demonstrated by lol-mplayer.avi; (6) a malformed FLAC file, as demonstrated by lol-mplayer.flac; (7) a malformed Ogg Theora file, as demonstrated by lol-mplayer.ogm; (8) a malformed WMV file, as demonstrated by lol-mplayer.wmv; or (9) a malformed AAC file, as demonstrated by lol-mplayer.aac. NOTE: vector 5 might overlap CVE-2007-4938, and vector 6 might overlap CVE-2008-0486.

The weakness was disclosed 10/20/2008 (oss-sec). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2007-6718 since 10/20/2008. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download at The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 70648 (GLSA-201310-13 : MPlayer: Multiple vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (46059), Vulnerability Center (SBV-24472) and Tenable (70648). The entries 44579, 70012 and 73396 are pretty similar.





  • open-source

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.0

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.0
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 70648
Nessus Name: GLSA-201310-13 : MPlayer: Multiple vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 66545
OpenVAS Name: Mandriva Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:335 (ffmpeg)
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01/16/2007 🔍
10/07/2008 +630 days 🔍
10/20/2008 +13 days 🔍
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12/27/2009 +433 days 🔍
10/27/2013 +1400 days 🔍
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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2007-6718 (🔍)
X-Force: 46059
Vulnerability Center: 24472 - Mplayer Multiple Remote DoS Vulnerabilities via a Malformed MP3 File, Medium
SecurityFocus: 34136 - MPlayer Multiple Remote Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM
Updated: 08/02/2021 02:20 PM
Changes: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM (58), 02/19/2017 09:36 AM (12), 08/02/2021 02:20 PM (3)
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