GLSA-201502-01 : 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-201502-01
(mpg123: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

An issue has been found in mpg123 when decoding specifically crafted MP3
file, that causes a heap-based buffer overflow.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted MPEG
file using mpg123, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

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/mpg123-1.18.1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81224 ()

Bugtraq ID: 65304

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9497

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