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

High Nessus Plugin ID 14794


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


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).


Update the affected mpg123 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14794

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-100.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/09/23

Modified: 2014/04/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mpg123, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/09/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0865, CVE-2004-0805

MDKSA: 2004:100