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Mandrake A vulnerability in the mpg123 mp3 player could allow local and/or remote attackers to cause a DoS and possibly execute arbitrary code via an mp3 file with a zero bitrate, which causes a negative frame size.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           mpg123
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:078
Date:                   July 23rd, 2003

Affected versions:	9.0, 9.1, Corporate Server 2.1

Problem Description:

 A vulnerability in the mpg123 mp3 player could allow local and/or
 remote attackers to cause a DoS and possibly execute arbitrary code via
 an mp3 file with a zero bitrate, which causes a negative frame size.


Updated Packages:
 Corporate Server 2.1:
 22c4645928964dcacdbbb8f4a7ec7757  corporate/2.1/RPMS/mpg123-0.59r-17.1mdk.i586.rpm
 ed571f616381f5db2ec5b3e0f898a951  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/mpg123-0.59r-17.1mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
 c73649f8b7e997ac0299b01933ca7f84  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/mpg123-0.59r-17.1mdk.x86_64.rpm
 ed571f616381f5db2ec5b3e0f898a951  x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/mpg123-0.59r-17.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
 22c4645928964dcacdbbb8f4a7ec7757  9.0/RPMS/mpg123-0.59r-17.1mdk.i586.rpm
 ed571f616381f5db2ec5b3e0f898a951  9.0/SRPMS/mpg123-0.59r-17.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
 3f2ef5a7a04c7964fde90add7f330039  9.1/RPMS/mpg123-0.59r-17.1mdk.i586.rpm
 ed571f616381f5db2ec5b3e0f898a951  9.1/SRPMS/mpg123-0.59r-17.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
 23f03f1a5a8d973d4454693ce90a69e3  ppc/9.1/RPMS/mpg123-0.59r-17.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 ed571f616381f5db2ec5b3e0f898a951  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/mpg123-0.59r-17.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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