[ASA-201802-7] mpv: arbitrary code execution
Jelle van der Waa
jelle at archlinux.org
Tue Feb 13 20:38:50 UTC 2018
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201802-7
Date : 2018-02-13
CVE-ID : CVE-2018-6360
Package : mpv
Type : arbitrary code execution
Remote : Yes
Link : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-605
The package mpv before version 1:0.27.1-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary
Upgrade to 1:0.27.1-1.
# pacman -Syu "mpv>=1:0.27.1-1"
The problem has been fixed upstream in version 0.27.1.
mpv allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted web
site, because it reads HTML documents containing VIDEO elements, and
accepts arbitrary URLs in a src attribute without a protocol whitelist
in player/lua/ytdl_hook.lua. For example, an av://lavfi:ladspa=file=
URL signifies that the product should call dlopen on a shared object
file located at an arbitrary local pathname. The issue exists because
the product does not consider that youtube-dl can provide a potentially
A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the affected host by
tricking the user into playing a malicious web page.
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