GLSA 200501-14: mpg123: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 01/11/2005 04:42 AM

A mpg123 security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200501-14
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: mpg123: Buffer overflow
Date: January 10, 2005
Bugs: #76862
ID: 200501-14

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Synopsis
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An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code by way of specially crafted MP2 or MP3 files.

Background
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mpg123 is a real-time MPEG audio player.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-sound/mpg123 < 0.59s-r9 >= 0.59s-r9

Description
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mpg123 improperly parses frame headers in input streams.

Impact
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By inducing a user to play a malicious file, an attacker may be able to exploit a buffer overflow 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 --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r9"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2004-0991
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0991
[ 2 ] Bugtraq Announcement
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/374433

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-200501-14.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 2005 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/2.0


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