This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-27
(mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities)
Buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the getauthfromURL() and http_open()
functions have been reported by Carlos Barros. Additionally, the Gentoo
Linux Sound Team fixed additional boundary checks which were found to
By enticing a user to open a malicious playlist or URL or making use of
a specially crafted symlink, an attacker could possibly execute
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running mpg123.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All mpg123 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r5'
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 15579 (gentoo_GLSA-200410-27.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0982