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

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 411-1                                        Matt Zimmerman
January 5th, 2004             
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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

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

We recommend that you update your mpg321 package.

Upgrade Instructions
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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
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      550 0e042888db6da3811c034b528127b73d
      Size/MD5 checksum:   113935 201849972c6465da61f279c2225377f7

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    39008 93a81b94171bd2c5a7c3cef85f110205

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    35074 d1b94bcd86f68e66ad7e6c2e008560e0

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    34118 a798d7036f087d79bf3b4702dccc8e63

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    45810 ab85b5c5f50f60007582ce7964db56ed

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    37354 e2f6d8ed0f24b64969eb1588876b145b

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    33324 34e91b68511a9a4123970bb8956879c8

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    36836 b463575ae9e297f8ad9acb7bffd98aa9

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    36776 2686af3b9923cf0d963caf6d0b16c1ac

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    35986 fba1682b26e884a23a96b69aa5191080

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    35330 debb74234e2e5449aea85f240b81a0f6

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    35996 c77e160810d06749eddad6b0aad7bb33

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

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