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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200409-20] mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-20
(mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerability)


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

Impact

A possible hacker 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.

References:
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/374433/2004-09-05/2004-09-11/0
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0805


Solution:
All mpg123 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r4"
# emerge ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r4"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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