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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 5:22 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200410-27 ] mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities (GLSA 200410-27)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: October 27, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #68343
ID: 200410-27

Synopsis

Buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been found in mpg123 which could lead to execution of arbitrary code.

Background

mpg123 is a MPEG Audio Player.

Affected Packages

Package: media-sound/mpg123
Vulnerable: < 0.59s-r5
Unaffected: >= 0.59s-r5
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the getauthfromURL() and http_open() functions have been reported by Carlos Barros. Additionally, the Gentoo Linux Sound Team fixed additional boundary checks which were found to be lacking.

Impact

By enticing a user to open a malicious playlist or URL or making use of a specially-crafted symlink, an attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running mpg123.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All mpg123 users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r5"


References

Security Advisory by Carlos Barros
CVE-2004-0982


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