Debian Security Advisory

DSA-435-1 mpg123 -- heap overflow

Date Reported:
06 Feb 2004
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 8680.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2003-0865.
More information:

A vulnerability was discovered in mpg123, a command-line mp3 player, whereby a response from a remote HTTP server could overflow a buffer allocated on the heap, potentially permitting execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking mpg123. In order for this vulnerability to be exploited, mpg123 would need to request an mp3 stream from a malicious remote server via HTTP.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.59r-13woody2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 0.59r-15.

We recommend that you update your mpg123 package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Motorola 680x0:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.