mpg123 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code through the use of a malicious playlist.
|Package||media-sound/mpg123 on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.59s-r8|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.59s-r8|
mpg123 is a MPEG Audio Player.
Bartlomiej Sieka discovered that mpg123 contains an unsafe strcat() to an array in playlist.c. This code vulnerability may lead to a buffer overflow.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All mpg123 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r8"
December 21, 2004
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