GLSA 200409-20: mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Posted on: 09/17/2004 07:42 AM

A mpg123 security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200409-20
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Date: September 16, 2004
Bugs: #63079
ID: 200409-20

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Synopsis
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mpg123 decoding routines contain a buffer overflow bug that might lead to arbitrary code execution.

Background
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mpg123 is a MPEG Audio Player.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-sound/mpg123 <= 0.59s-r3 >= 0.59s-r4

Description
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mpg123 contains a buffer overflow in the code that handles layer2 decoding of media files.

Impact
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An attacker can possibly exploit this bug with a specially-crafted mp3 or mp2 file to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running mpg123.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All mpg123 users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r4"
# emerge ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r4"

References
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[ 1 ] BugTraq Announcement

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/374433/2004-09-05/2004-09-11/0
[ 2 ] CAN-2004-0805
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0805

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200409-20.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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