GLSA-200501-14 : mpg123: Buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 16405


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-14 (mpg123: Buffer overflow)

mpg123 improperly parses frame headers in input streams.
Impact :

By inducing a user to play a malicious file, an attacker may be able to exploit a buffer overflow to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running mpg123.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All mpg123 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r9'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16405

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200501-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:mpg123, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0991

OSVDB: 12802

GLSA: 200501-14