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[GLSA-200607-01] mpg123: Heap overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
mpg123: Heap overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200607-01
(mpg123: Heap overflow)


In httpdget.c, a variable is assigned to the heap, and is supposed to
receive a smaller allocation. As this variable was not terminated
properly, strncpy() will overwrite the data assigned next in memory.

Impact

By enticing a user to visit a malicious URL, 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.


Solution:
All mpg123 users should update to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r11"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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