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[DSA435] DSA-435-1 mpg123 Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
A vulnerability was discovered in mpg123, a command-line mp3 player,
whereby a response from a remote HTTP server could overflow a buffer
allocated on the heap, potentially permitting execution of arbitrary
code with the rights of the user invoking mpg123. In order for
this vulnerability to be exploited, mpg123 would need to request an
mp3 stream from a malicious remote server via HTTP.
For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.59r-13woody2.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you update your mpg123 package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-435
Threat Level: High
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