GLSA-200409-20 : mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-20
(mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerability)

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.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/374433/2004-09-05/2004-09-11/0
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200409-20.xml

Solution :

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'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14747 (gentoo_GLSA-200409-20.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0805