mpg123: Buffer overflow — GLSA 200501-14

An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code by way of specially crafted MP2 or MP3 files.

Affected Packages

media-sound/mpg123 on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.59s-r9
Unaffected versions >= 0.59s-r9

Background

mpg123 is a real-time MPEG audio player.

Description

mpg123 improperly parses frame headers in input streams.

Impact

By inducing a user to play a malicious file, an attacker 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.

Resolution

All mpg123 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r9"

References

Release Date
January 10, 2005

Latest Revision
January 10, 2005: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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