CVE-2018-6360

Source
Severity High
Remote Yes
Type Arbitrary code execution
Description
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 unsafe URL.
Group Package Affected Fixed Severity Status Ticket
AVG-605 mpv 1:0.27.0-6 1:0.27.1-1 High Fixed
Date Advisory Group Package Severity Description
13 Feb 2018 ASA-201802-7 AVG-605 mpv High arbitrary code execution
References
https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/commit/e6e6b0dcc7e9b0dbf35154a179b3dc1fcfcaff43
https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/issues/5456