mpg123 -- buffer overflow in URL handling

ID 20D16518-2477-11D9-814E-0001020EED82
Type freebsd
Reporter FreeBSD
Modified 2004-12-30T00:00:00


Carlos Barros reports that mpg123 contains two buffer overflows. These vulnerabilities can potentially lead to execution of arbitrary code. The first buffer overflow can occur when mpg123 parses a URL with a user-name/password field that is more than 256 characters long. This problem can be triggered either locally or remotely via a specially crafted play list. The second potential buffer overflow may be triggered locally by a specially crafted symlink to the mpg123 binary. This problem is not as serious, since mpg123 is not installed setuid by default.