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mpg123 buffer overflow vulnerability Sep 07 2004 02:17AM
Davide Del Vecchio (dante alighieri org)
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mpg123-0.59r buffer overflow vulnerability
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Davide Del Vecchio Adv#10

Discovered in: 16/08/2003
Date: 06/09/2003
Version affected: mpg123-0.59r and maybe mpg123-0.59s
CVE: CAN-2004-0805

Tested and verified on Linux debian SID and OpenBSD.
The same vulnerable code is also present in the development
version 0.59s, but new and unrelated header checks have prevented the
test case for 0.59r from crashing this version as well. A more
carefully crafted file might hit the vulnerability on 0.59s as well.

It should affect almost every OS with mpg123 package installed.

Description:

mpg123 reads one or more files (or standard input if ??-??
is specified) or URLs and plays them on the audio device
(default) or outputs them to stdout.

The problem:

A malicious formatted mp3/2 causes mpg123 to fail header checks,
this may allow arbitrary code to be executed with the privilege
of the user trying to play the mp3. For more informations read
and understand the patch.

Solution:

Author has been contacted with no answer. A patch has been provided
by Daniel Kobras, the Debian mpg123 package mantainer. The patch is
attached at the end of this document.

Credits:

Davide Del Vecchio would like to thank all the people supporting him
and his research, at Telecom Italia S2OC - Security Services Operation
Center;
especially Roberto Barbieri "sirius", Marcelo Borges "formica", Matteo
Cantoni "goony",
Demetrio Milea and Joy Gian Luigi Savioli.
Daniel Kobras for his help.
I love yellow cats.

Disclaimer:

The information within this paper may change without notice. Use of this
information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition.
There are NO warranties with regard to this information. In no event shall
the author be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in
connection with the use or spread of this information. Any use of this
information is at the user's own risk.
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Please send suggestions, updates, and comments to:
Davide Del Vecchio "Dante Alighieri" - dante at alighieri dot org
http://www.alighieri.org http://www.bluejack.it http://www.ezln.it

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Index: layer2.c
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RCS file: /home/kobras/cvsroot/debian/mpg123/layer2.c,v
retrieving revision 1.1.1.1
diff -u -r1.1.1.1 layer2.c
--- layer2.c 1999/02/10 12:13:06 1.1.1.1
+++ layer2.c 2004/09/02 21:43:58
@@ -265,6 +265,11 @@
fr->jsbound = (fr->mode == MPG_MD_JOINT_STEREO) ?
(fr->mode_ext<<2)+4 : fr->II_sblimit;

+ if (fr->jsbound > fr->II_sblimit) {
+ fprintf(stderr, "Truncating stereo boundary to sideband limit.\n");
+ fr->jsbound=fr->II_sblimit;
+ }
+
if(stereo == 1 || single == 3)
single = 0;

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Davide Del Vecchio "Dante Alighieri" dante (at) alighieri (dot) org [email concealed] ~ dante (at) bluejack (dot) it [email concealed]
http://www.alighieri.org http://www.bluejack.it http://www.ezln.it
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