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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 2:50 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200503-34 ] mpg321: Format string vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: mpg321: Format string vulnerability (GLSA 200503-34)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 28, 2005
Bug(s): #86033
ID: 200503-34

Synopsis

A flaw in the processing of ID3 tags in mpg321 could potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

mpg321 is a GPL replacement for mpg123, a command line audio player with support for ID3. ID3 is a tagging system that allows metadata to be embedded within media files.

Affected Packages

Package: media-sound/mpg321
Vulnerable: < 0.2.10-r2
Unaffected: >= 0.2.10-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A routine security audit of the mpg321 package revealed a known security issue remained unpatched. The vulnerability is a result of mpg321 printing embedded ID3 data to the console in an unsafe manner.

Impact

Successful exploitation would require a victim to play a specially crafted audio file using mpg321, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All mpg321 users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/mpg321-0.2.10-r2"


References

CVE-2003-0969


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