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[GLSA-200501-14] mpg123: Buffer overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
mpg123: Buffer overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-14
(mpg123: Buffer overflow)
mpg123 improperly parses frame headers in input streams.
By inducing a user to play a malicious file, a possible hacker may be
able to exploit a buffer overflow 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 --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r9"
Threat Level: Medium
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