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[GLSA-200503-34] mpg321: Format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
mpg321: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-34
(mpg321: Format string vulnerability)


A routine security audit of the mpg321 package revealed a known
security issue remained unpatched. The vulnerability is a result of
mpg321 printing embedded ID3 data to the console in an unsafe manner.

Impact

Successful exploitation would require a victim to play a specially
crafted audio file using mpg321, potentially resulting in the execution
of arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2003-0969


Solution:
All mpg321 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/mpg321-0.2.10-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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