GLSA-200904-15 : mpg123: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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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-200904-15
(mpg123: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

The vendor reported a signedness error in the store_id3_text() function
in id3.c, allowing for out-of-bounds memory access.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open an MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3
(MP3) file containing a specially crafted ID3 tag, possibly resulting
in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All mpg123 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/mpg123-1.7.2'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36176 (gentoo_GLSA-200904-15.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1301

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