GLSA-200501-14 : mpg123: 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-200501-14
(mpg123: Buffer overflow)

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.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/374433
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200501-14.xml

Solution :

All mpg123 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r9'

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: 16405 (gentoo_GLSA-200501-14.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0991