GLSA-201502-01 : mpg123: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81224


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


The 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.
Impact :

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.
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/mpg123-1.18.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81224

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201502-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/02/09

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/02/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9497

BID: 65304

GLSA: 201502-01