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[ GLSA 200410-27 ] mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities
From: Kurt Lieber <klieber () gentoo org>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 12:26:04 +0000

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200410-27
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities
      Date: October 27, 2004
      Bugs: #68343
        ID: 200410-27

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Synopsis
========

Buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been found in mpg123 which could
lead to execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

mpg123 is a MPEG Audio Player.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-sound/mpg123     < 0.59s-r5                     >= 0.59s-r5

Description
===========

Buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the getauthfromURL() and http_open()
functions have been reported by Carlos Barros. Additionally, the Gentoo
Linux Sound Team fixed additional boundary checks which were found to
be lacking.

Impact
======

By enticing a user to open a malicious playlist or URL or making use of
a specially-crafted symlink, an attacker could possibly execute
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running mpg123.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All mpg123 users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r5"

References
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  [ 1 ] Security Advisory by Carlos Barros
        http://www.barrossecurity.com/advisories/mpg123_getauthfromurl_bof_advisory.txt

Availability
============

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200410-27.xml

Concerns?
=========

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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