An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code by way of specially crafted MP2 or MP3 files.
|Package||media-sound/mpg123 on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.59s-r9|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.59s-r9|
mpg123 is a real-time MPEG audio player.
mpg123 improperly parses frame headers in input streams.
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.
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-r9"
January 10, 2005
January 10, 2005: 01