GLSA-200412-22 : mpg123: Playlist buffer overflow

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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-200412-22
(mpg123: Playlist buffer overflow)

Bartlomiej Sieka discovered that mpg123 contains an unsafe
strcat() to an array in playlist.c. This code vulnerability may lead to
a buffer overflow.

Impact :

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.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?484e5d15
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200412-22.xml

Solution :

All mpg123 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r8'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16021 (gentoo_GLSA-200412-22.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1284