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|Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:33 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200501-14 ] mpg123: Buffer overflow
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: mpg123: Buffer overflow (GLSA 200501-14)
Date: January 10, 2005
An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code by way of specially crafted MP2 or MP3 files.
mpg123 is a real-time MPEG audio player.
Vulnerable: < 0.59s-r9
Unaffected: >= 0.59s-r9
Architectures: All supported architectures
mpg123 improperly parses frame headers in input streams.
By inducing a user to play a malicious file, an attacker may be able to exploit a buffer overflow to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running mpg123.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All mpg123 users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r9"
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