GLSA-201502-01 : mpg123: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81224
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201502-01 (mpg123: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
An issue has been found in mpg123 when decoding specifically crafted MP3 file, that causes a heap-based buffer overflow.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted MPEG file using mpg123, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll mpg123 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/mpg123-1.18.1'