FreeBSD : mpg123 -- playlist processing buffer overflow vulnerability (877e918e-5362-11d9-96d4-00065be4b5b6)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 19015


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the playlist processing of mpg123. A specially crafted playlist entry can cause a stack overflow that can be used to inject arbitrary code into the mpg123 process.

Note that a malicious playlist, demonstrating this vulnerability, was released by the bug finder and may be used as a template by attackers.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 19015

File Name: freebsd_pkg_877e918e536211d996d400065be4b5b6.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/08/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mpg123, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mpg123-esound, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mpg123-nas, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/12/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1284

BID: 11958

Secunia: 13511