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RedHat: 'mpg123' Buffer overflow vulnerability Print E-mail
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RedHat Linux pdated mpg321 packages are available for Red Hat Linux 7.2, which fixa buffer overflow in the network streaming code as well as other bugs.

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                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated mpg321 packages available
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2002:078-04
Issue date:        2002-04-30
Updated on:        2002-05-06
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          mp321 buffer overflow network
Cross references:  
Obsoletes:         
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1. Topic:

Updated mpg321 packages are available for Red Hat Linux 7.2, which fix
a buffer overflow in the network streaming code as well as other bugs.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.2 - i386, ia64

3. Problem description:

mpg321 is a GPL command-line mp3 player.

It is possible for mpg321 before version 0.2.9 to segfault if given certain
specifically crafted data. In the case of network streaming, this data
would be remotely supplied, which could lead to remote code execution.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2002-0272 to this issue.

It is recommended that users of mpg321 upgrade to these errata packages
containing mpg321 version 0.2.10, which is not vulnerable to this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed  (http://bugzilla.Red Hat.com/bugzilla for more info):

55679 - gtoaster hangs when recording audio tracks with mpg321
56422 - RFE: make libmad a separate package
62714 - mpg321 segmentation fault when play Tainted love by m manson

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.2:

SRPMS: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/7.2/en/os/SRPMS/mpg321-0.2.9-2.5.src.rpm 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/7.2/en/os/SRPMS/libmad-0.14.2b-3.src.rpm

i386: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/7.2/en/os/i386/mpg321-0.2.9-2.5.i386.rpm 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/7.2/en/os/i386/libmad-0.14.2b-3.i386.rpm

ia64: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/7.2/en/os/ia64/mpg321-0.2.9-2.5.ia64.rpm 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/7.2/en/os/ia64/libmad-0.14.2b-3.ia64.rpm



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
f24938c01387569bcbb1aa7f4529208f 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/libmad-0.14.2b-3.src.rpm
6819983f66d17da35bbc8c5067a81ca2 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/mpg321-0.2.9-2.5.src.rpm
77ea28f34a20a0aa98287bc018240bab 7.2/en/os/i386/libmad-0.14.2b-3.i386.rpm
303336e4e07e4df3e4d5eaec1411471a 7.2/en/os/i386/mpg321-0.2.9-2.5.i386.rpm
64f6146aab1fe5a9dc6441950dafa3d9 7.2/en/os/ia64/libmad-0.14.2b-3.ia64.rpm
18596dd07f8bffd390585373ca558da1 7.2/en/os/ia64/mpg321-0.2.9-2.5.ia64.rpm
 

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:
     http://www.Red Hat.com/about/contact/pgpkey.html

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig  

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    rpm --checksig --nogpg 

8. References:
 
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2002-0272 
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=134751


Copyright(c) 2000, 2001, 2002 Red Hat, Inc.

 
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