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|Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 5:22 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200410-27 ] mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities (GLSA 200410-27)
Date: October 27, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
Buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been found in mpg123 which could lead to execution of arbitrary code.
mpg123 is a MPEG Audio Player.
Vulnerable: < 0.59s-r5
Unaffected: >= 0.59s-r5
Architectures: All supported architectures
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.
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.
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-r5"
Security Advisory by Carlos Barros
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