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Gentoo mpg123 Heap Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2006-07-04    Last Update:  2006-07-11    Views:  11,191

Secunia Advisory SA20937

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Horst Schirmeier has reported a vulnerability in Gentoo's mpg123 package, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a Gentoo specific patch, which fails to terminate strings properly. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow by enticing a user into connecting to a malicious server.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.


Solution:
Update to "media-sound/mpg123-0.59s-r11" or later.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Horst Schirmeier

Original Advisory:
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200607-01.xml

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