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CNET News: Vulnerability Found in Open-Source Audio Player

Jan 12, 2005, 14:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dawn Kawamoto)

"A vulnerability found in open-source MPEG audio player mpg123 received a 'highly critical' rating Tuesday from security information provider Secunia.

"The software vulnerability may lead to an exploit in which a specially crafted MP2 or MP3 file could cause a memory problem called a 'buffer overflow' that could allow an attacker to run malicious code..."

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