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[GLSA-200503-34] mpg321: Format string vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
mpg321: Format string vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-34
(mpg321: Format string vulnerability)
A routine security audit of the mpg321 package revealed a known
security issue remained unpatched. The vulnerability is a result of
mpg321 printing embedded ID3 data to the console in an unsafe manner.
Successful exploitation would require a victim to play a specially
crafted audio file using mpg321, potentially resulting in the execution
of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All mpg321 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/mpg321-0.2.10-r2"
Threat Level: Medium
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