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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:48 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200409-20 ] mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerability (GLSA 200409-20)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: September 16, 2004
Bug(s): #63079
ID: 200409-20

Synopsis

mpg123 decoding routines contain a buffer overflow bug that might lead to arbitrary code execution.

Background

mpg123 is a MPEG Audio Player.

Affected Packages

Package: media-sound/mpg123
Vulnerable: <= 0.59s-r3
Unaffected: >= 0.59s-r4
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

mpg123 contains a buffer overflow in the code that handles layer2 decoding of media files.

Impact

An attacker can possibly exploit this bug with a specially-crafted mp3 or mp2 file to execute arbitrary code with the permissions 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 -pv ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r4"
# emerge ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r4"


References

BugTraq Announcement
CAN-2004-0805


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