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[GLSA-200412-22] mpg123: Playlist buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
mpg123: Playlist buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-22
(mpg123: Playlist buffer overflow)


Bartlomiej Sieka discovered that mpg123 contains an unsafe
strcat() to an array in playlist.c. This code vulnerability may lead to
a buffer overflow.

Impact

A remote attacker could craft a malicious playlist which, when
used, would result in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights
of the user running mpg123.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://tigger.uic.edu/~jlongs2/holes/mpg123.txt
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1284


Solution:
All mpg123 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r8"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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