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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: mpg123: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200904-15)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: April 16, 2009
Bug(s): #265342
ID: 200904-15

Synopsis

An error in mpg123 might allow for the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

mpg123 is a realtime MPEG 1.0/2.0/2.5 audio player for layers 1, 2 and 3.

Affected Packages

Package: media-sound/mpg123
Vulnerable: < 1.7.2
Unaffected: >= 1.7.2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

The vendor reported a signedness error in the store_id3_text() function in id3.c, allowing for out-of-bounds memory access.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open an MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (MP3) file containing a specially crafted ID3 tag, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

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/mpg123-1.7.2"


References

CVE-2009-1301
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