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[GLSA-200409-20] mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-20
(mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerability)
mpg123 contains a buffer overflow in the code that handles layer2
decoding of media files.
A possible hacker 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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
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"
Threat Level: Medium
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