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USN-4806-1: mpg123 vulnerability

17 March 2021

mpg123 could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Releases

Packages

  • mpg123 - MPEG layer 1/2/3 audio player

Details

It was discovered that mpg123 failed to handle certain malformed mp3 files.
An attacker could use this vulnerability to potentially leak sensitive
information or cause a crash.

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.