mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerability — GLSA 200409-20

mpg123 decoding routines contain a buffer overflow bug that might lead to arbitrary code execution.

Affected Packages

media-sound/mpg123 on all architectures
Affected versions <= 0.59s-r3
Unaffected versions >= 0.59s-r4

Background

mpg123 is a MPEG Audio Player.

Description

mpg123 contains a buffer overflow in the code that handles layer2 decoding of media files.

Impact

An attacker can possibly exploit this bug with a specially-crafted mp3 or mp2 file to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running mpg123.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All mpg123 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge sync

 # emerge -pv ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r4"
 # emerge ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r4"

References

Release Date
September 16, 2004

Latest Revision
September 16, 2004: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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