Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202107-46 ≈ Packet Storm

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 202107-46
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: mpv: Format string vulnerability
Date: July 20, 2021
Bugs: #780474
ID: 202107-46

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Synopsis
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A format string vulnerability was found in mpv, potentially resulting
in arbitrary code execution.

Background
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Video player based on MPlayer/mplayer2.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-video/mpv < 0.33.1 >= 0.33.1

Description
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mpv uses untrusted input within format strings.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted m3u
playlist file using mpv, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service
condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All mpv users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mpv-0.33.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2021-30145
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2021-30145

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202107-46

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
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License
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