GLSA-200503-34 : mpg321: Format string vulnerability

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-34
(mpg321: Format string vulnerability)

A routine security audit of the mpg321 package revealed a known
security issue remained unpatched. The vulnerability is a result of
mpg321 printing embedded ID3 data to the console in an unsafe manner.

Impact :

Successful exploitation would require a victim to play a specially
crafted audio file using mpg321, potentially resulting in the execution
of arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All mpg321 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/mpg321-0.2.10-r2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17643 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-34.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0969