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[GLSA-200501-14] mpg123: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
mpg123: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-14
(mpg123: Buffer overflow)


mpg123 improperly parses frame headers in input streams.

Impact

By inducing a user to play a malicious file, a possible hacker may be
able to exploit a buffer overflow to execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running mpg123.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0991
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/374433


Solution:
All mpg123 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r9"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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