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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:12 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200412-22 ] mpg123: Playlist buffer overflow Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: mpg123: Playlist buffer overflow (GLSA 200412-22)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: December 21, 2004
Bug(s): #74692
ID: 200412-22

Synopsis

mpg123 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code through the use of a malicious playlist.

Background

mpg123 is a MPEG Audio Player.

Affected Packages

Package: media-sound/mpg123
Vulnerable: < 0.59s-r8
Unaffected: >= 0.59s-r8
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Bartlomiej Sieka discovered that mpg123 contains an unsafe strcat() to an array in playlist.c. This code vulnerability may lead to a buffer overflow.

Impact

A remote attacker could craft a malicious playlist which, when used, would result in the execution of 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-r8"


References

Original Advisory
CAN-2004-1284


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