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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   mpg321 Vendors:   mpg321.sourceforge.net
(Debian Issues Fix) mpg321 Format String Flaw May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1008614
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1008614
CVE Reference:   CAN-2003-0969   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 6 2004
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A format string vulnerability was reported in mpg321. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code.

It is reported that the software passes user-supplied input to a printf(3) function call in an unsafe manner. A remote user may be able to overwrite memory locations to execute arbitrary code.

A malicious MP3 file (or an MP3 stream via HTTP) can reportedly trigger the flaw.

The flaw resides in 'mpg321.c'.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system when the target user loads an MP3 file or stream. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   Debian has released a fix for the current stable distribution (woody) in version 0.2.10.2 and for the unstable distribution (sid) in version 0.2.10.3.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody:

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 550 0e042888db6da3811c034b528127b73d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 113935 201849972c6465da61f279c2225377f7

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 39008 93a81b94171bd2c5a7c3cef85f110205

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 35074 d1b94bcd86f68e66ad7e6c2e008560e0

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 34118 a798d7036f087d79bf3b4702dccc8e63

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 45810 ab85b5c5f50f60007582ce7964db56ed

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 37354 e2f6d8ed0f24b64969eb1588876b145b

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 33324 34e91b68511a9a4123970bb8956879c8

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 36836 b463575ae9e297f8ad9acb7bffd98aa9

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 36776 2686af3b9923cf0d963caf6d0b16c1ac

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 35986 fba1682b26e884a23a96b69aa5191080

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 35330 debb74234e2e5449aea85f240b81a0f6

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 35996 c77e160810d06749eddad6b0aad7bb33

Vendor URL:  mpg321.sourceforge.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Debian)
Underlying OS Comments:  3.0

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jan 6 2004 mpg321 Format String Flaw May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Mon, 5 Jan 2004 18:52:04 -0800
Subject:  [SECURITY] [DSA 411-1] New mpg321 packages fix format string vulnerability


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Hash: SHA1

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 411-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
January 5th, 2004                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------

Package        : mpg321
Vulnerability  : format string
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0969

A vulnerability was discovered in mpg321, a command-line mp3 player,
whereby user-supplied strings were passed to printf(3) unsafely.  This
vulnerability could be exploited by a remote attacker to overwrite
memory, and possibly execute arbitrary code.  In order for this
vulnerability to be exploited, mpg321 would need to play a malicious
mp3 file (including via HTTP streaming).

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.2.10.2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.2.10.3.

We recommend that you update your mpg321 package.

Upgrade Instructions
- --------------------

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
- --------------------------------

  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      550 0e042888db6da3811c034b528127b73d
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   113935 201849972c6465da61f279c2225377f7

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    39008 93a81b94171bd2c5a7c3cef85f110205

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    35074 d1b94bcd86f68e66ad7e6c2e008560e0

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    34118 a798d7036f087d79bf3b4702dccc8e63

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    45810 ab85b5c5f50f60007582ce7964db56ed

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    37354 e2f6d8ed0f24b64969eb1588876b145b

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    33324 34e91b68511a9a4123970bb8956879c8

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    36836 b463575ae9e297f8ad9acb7bffd98aa9

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    36776 2686af3b9923cf0d963caf6d0b16c1ac

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    35986 fba1682b26e884a23a96b69aa5191080

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    35330 debb74234e2e5449aea85f240b81a0f6

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mpg321/mpg321_0.2.10.2_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    35996 c77e160810d06749eddad6b0aad7bb33

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>
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