This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 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-200607-01
(mpg123: Heap overflow)
In httpdget.c, a variable is assigned to the heap, and is supposed to
receive a smaller allocation. As this variable was not terminated
properly, strncpy() will overwrite the data assigned next in memory.
By enticing a user to visit a malicious URL, 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 update to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r11'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 21908 (gentoo_GLSA-200607-01.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-3355