GLSA 200612-04 ModPlug: Multiple buffer overflows
Posted on: 12/10/2006 03:00 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - ModPlug: Multiple buffer overflows. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200612-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: ModPlug: Multiple buffer overflows
Date: December 10, 2006
Bugs: #143404
ID: 200612-04

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Synopsis
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ModPlug contains several boundary errors that could lead to buffer
overflows resulting in the possible execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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ModPlug is a library for playing MOD-like music.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/libmodplug lt; 0.8-r1 gt;= 0.8-r1

Description
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Luigi Auriemma has reported various boundary errors in load_it.cpp and
a boundary error in the "CSoundFile::ReadSample()" function in
sndfile.cpp.

Impact
======

A remote attacker can entice a user to read crafted modules or ITP
files, which may trigger a buffer overflow resulting in the execution
of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All ModPlug users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-libs/libmodplug-0.8-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-4192
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4192

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200612-04.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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