Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mpg123 (MDKSA-2004:100)
High Nessus Plugin ID 14794
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA 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).
SolutionUpdate the affected mpg123 package.