mpg123 find_next_file function buffer overflow

mpg123-findnextfile-bo (18626) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


mpg123 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking in the find_next_file function in the 'playlist.c' file. By sending a specially-crafted MP3 playlist, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the user, once the playlist is processed.


Gain Access


For Gentoo Linux:
Upgrade to the latest version of mpg123 (0.59s-r8 or later), as listed in GLSA 200412-22. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Gentoo Linux
  • mpg123 mpg123 0.59 r


Dec 16, 2004

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