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[GLSA-200410-27] mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-27
(mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities)


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.

Impact

By enticing a user to open a malicious playlist or URL or making use of a
specially-crafted symlink, a possible hacker could possibly execute arbitrary
code with the rights of the user running mpg123.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.barrossecurity.com/advisories/mpg123_getauthfromurl_bof_advisory.txt


Solution:
All mpg123 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r5"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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