GLSA 200503-34: mpg321: Format string vulnerability
Posted on: 03/28/2005 05:03 PM

A mpg321 security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200503-34
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: mpg321: Format string vulnerability
Date: March 28, 2005
Bugs: #86033
ID: 200503-34

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Synopsis
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A flaw in the processing of ID3 tags in mpg321 could potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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mpg321 is a GPL replacement for mpg123, a command line audio player with support for ID3. ID3 is a tagging system that allows metadata to be embedded within media files.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-sound/mpg321 lt; 0.2.10-r2 gt;= 0.2.10-r2

Description
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A routine security audit of the mpg321 package revealed a known security issue remained unpatched. The vulnerability is a result of mpg321 printing embedded ID3 data to the console in an unsafe manner.

Impact
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Successful exploitation would require a victim to play a specially crafted audio file using mpg321, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All mpg321 users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-sound/mpg321-0.2.10-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2003-0969
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2003-0969

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-200503-34.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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