Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mpg123 (MDKSA-2004:100)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability in mpg123 was discovered by Davide Del Vecchio where
certain malicious mpg3/2 files would cause mpg123 to fail header
checks, which could in turn allow arbitrary code to be executed with
the privileges of the user running mpg123 (CVE-2004-0805).

As well, an older vulnerability in mpg123, where a response from a
remote HTTP server could overflow a buffer allocated on the heap, is
also fixed in these packages. This vulnerability could also
potentially permit the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges
of the user running mpg123 (CVE-2003-0865).

Solution :

Update the affected mpg123 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14794 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-100.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0865

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