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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201502-01 ] mpg123 Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: mpg123: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201502-01)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: February 06, 2015
Bug(s): #500262
ID: 201502-01


A vulnerability has been found in mpg123, which could result in
arbitrary code execution.


mpg123 is a realtime MPEG 1.0/2.0/2.5 audio player for layers 1, 2 and

Affected Packages

Package: media-sound/mpg123
Vulnerable: < 1.18.1
Unaffected: >= 1.18.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


An issue has been found in mpg123 when decoding specifically crafted MP3
file, that causes a heap-based buffer overflow.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted MPEG
file using mpg123, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.


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/mpg123-1.18.1"



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