FreeBSD : mpg123 -- buffer overflow in URL handling (20d16518-2477-11d9-814e-0001020eed82)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 18866
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionCarlos Barros reports that mpg123 contains two buffer overflows. These vulnerabilities can potentially lead to execution of arbitrary code.
The first buffer overflow can occur when mpg123 parses a URL with a user-name/password field that is more than 256 characters long. This problem can be triggered either locally or remotely via a specially crafted play list. The second potential buffer overflow may be triggered locally by a specially crafted symlink to the mpg123 binary.
This problem is not as serious, since mpg123 is not installed setuid by default.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.