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[GLSA-200410-27] mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-27
(mpg123: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities)
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
By enticing a user to open a malicious playlist or URL or making use of a
specially-crafted symlink, a possible hacker could possibly execute arbitrary
code with the rights 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 --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r5"
Threat Level: Medium
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